[ExI] Maximum biological lifespan

David Lubkin lubkin at unreasonable.com
Sat Aug 13 20:17:01 UTC 2016

I wrote:

>Who says it has to be animal?
>It seems to me there could be a planet where there only has ever 
>been one organism of one species.

John Clark replied:

>But if there is only one species there are going to be lots of 
>Evolutionary niches that are empty, and
>DNA copying is never going to be perfect

There's only been one being ever, of one species. Instead of evolving 
through reproduction, the variants that we see on an 
evolutionary  planet are achieved within the scope of that 
singleton's continual consciousness. There has never been death or 

-- David.

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