Re: virus: Re: META: topical rules

Eric Boyd (
Fri, 7 May 1999 15:56:22 -0400


Snow Leopard <> writes:

You're right, and I was very much incorrect when I said "evolution" I meant as an explaination of the origin of life. Need I remind anyone that we've disproved spontanious generation for hundreds of years? The first "Simple" cell and its formation were the odds I was referencing.

Well, it's very true that the odds against the spontaneous formation of a "simple cell" would be astromonical... however, I have never seen it stated that life began with cells...

See Interim FAQ:
The Probability of Abiogenesis

or The First Cell (Discover Magazine, Zimmer, Biology & Medicine,November 1995)