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    That depends rather critically on one's definition of "similar".
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2020
     
    I understood that to mean "upward of prokaryotes".

    "Upward" to be understood in a strictly non-Darwinian sense.
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    Smart enough to be capable of self-extinction, but not smart enough to avoid it?
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2020
     
    Anyway, sounds like famous last words to me. “The chances of anything coming from Mars....”
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    The metabolism-first hypothesis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTxZXkp-6sI

    Might pan out.