[ExI] Panbiogenesis news

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 17:13:11 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:14 PM, Flexman, Connor <connor_flexman at brown.edu>

> Further, the epoch of 300K was about 15 Myr after the Big Bang. The first
> generation of stars didn't light up until roughly 500 Myr afterward.

Yes, and without stars thermodynamically there would be no way to obtain
the free energy (work) that would be needed to make complex structures like
life. And 15 million years after the Big Bang the only elements in
existence were Hydrogen, Helium and a pinch of lithium, beryllium and
perhaps boron; and that's just not enough, the chemistry of those elements
can't compare in grandeur with the marvelous things that Carbon, Oxygen and
Nitrogen can do.

  John K Clark
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