Originally Posted by Asmodian
It isn't like that, it doesn't happen all at once.
A molecule makes it slightly more likely for similar molecules to form and it spirals. There are more of them and if one changes a bit to be even better at catalysing the formation of itself even more of that one is created. After a few billion years you get very simple life.
It is pretty easy believe in it happening that way once you have complex organics and ridiculous amounts of time. Time on that scale is hard to imagine though.
Where the hell did I say it happens all at once?
It took approximately 500m years for most of the standard heavier elements and basic organic materials to appear.
Maybe you should read this so you don't confuse yourself further... fwiw, I read this research paper when it originally came out.
After a few billion years you get very simple life.
Nice assumption there. Proof?
I do have a question I haven't looked into yet... Zeno Effect has been verified... what's the difference between observation and measurement? Because I'm a little confused that an atom will stay in one position if it is measured too often, but will jump around if it is not.Edited by xenophobe - 10/25/15 at 12:32am