[ExI] Directed Evolution Teaches Nature the Unnatural, Brings Silicon to Life
danust2012 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 16:55:54 UTC 2016
On Nov 25, 2016, at 7:55 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>> ... On Behalf Of Giulio Prisco
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Directed Evolution Teaches Nature the Unnatural, Brings
> Silicon to Life
>> ...Why shouldn't C-Si lifeforms be intelligent?
> They might be, eventually. But it might take 3 billion years to get there.
> Or there is something like the blue-green algae equilibrium that
> carbon-based life was stuck in for a couple billion years, but one that is
> even more stable.
Why 3 billion? How do we know that's not more toward the longish end of the range? Couldn't some places be primed for faster evolution to complex and intelligent life?
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