[ExI] Eternity in six hours: intergalactic spreading of intelligent life and sharpening the Fermi paradox
protokol2020 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 11:45:52 UTC 2013
> may have a shortcut for biochemical reactions
May have shortcuts for simplifying enough complex molecules as well.
On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 1:41 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > It's not, because people who define these terms know how
> > chemistry works, and have a very good idea what it takes
> > to boot up self-replicating molecular systems.
> > People who know little think that everything is possible.
> > As they learn how much of possibilities have been mapped,
> > they tend to prune a lot of possibilities.
> We don't know everything - yet.
> New research has revealed that chemical reactions previously thought
> to be 'impossible' in space actually occur 'with vigour,' a discovery
> that could ultimately change our understanding of how alcohols are
> formed and destroyed in space - and which could also mean that places
> like Saturn's moon Titan, once considered too cold for life to form,
> may have a shortcut for biochemical reactions.
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