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Could the blueprint for life have been generated in asteroids? (Phys)

Introduction by LO: The origin of Life is a mystery despite millennia of human knowledge. This article gives a fresh perspective. Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) did not believe in the Big Bang although inventing this term on BBC radio himself. He believed in a hypothesis called panspermia (eg, my blogs) as the origin of Life on Earth. Panspermia is the...

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The viral role in the blueprint of Life

The 2022 Quanta article below, A Billion Years Before Sex, Ancient Cells Were Equipped for It, is rather technical to read. Nevertheless, it's a must-read as it reveals several very important issues. Most importantly, this article supports my theory that viruses play an important - if not essential - role in Evolution and in the blueprint of Life. The article does...

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Study challenges evolutionary theory that DNA mutations are random

Introduction LO: I've written several blogs about the existence of a blueprint in evolution, nature and life. Hence, this UC Davis study and Phys article came as a welcome gift. I'm still waiting for a study that shows that this non-randomness of DNA mutations is caused by a blueprint as carried by viruses. This should only be a matter of time given that biologists...

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Supernovae and life on Earth appear closely connected (Phys)

Phys title: Supernovae and life on Earth appear closely connectedBy: Technical University of DenmarkDate: 6 January 2022 "A remarkable link between the number of nearby exploding stars, called supernovae, and life on Earth has been discovered. Evidence demonstrates a close connection between the fraction of organic matter buried in sediments and changes in...

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Are viruses responsible for convergent evolution?

Convergent evolution is the phenomenon that life on this planet follows a certain blueprint (eg, 2 arms/wings, a backbone, 2 legs, a head with ears, eyes, nose, mouth). Few multicellular lifeforms deviate from that blueprint. Still, an octopus has 8 arms/legs, 3 hearts, 9 brains and is therefore often viewed as "alien". That blueprint is a bit of a scientific...

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Single Cells Evolve Large Multicellular Forms in Just Two Years (Quanta)

Introduction LO: This Quanta article is fascinating if and when you're interested in (convergent) evolution. Although the article does not mention consciousness, it strongly suggests that consciousness is a phenomenon that starts in a single cell. It also suggest that multicellular organisms have collective consciousness that can learn. A must-read ! Single Cells...

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