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How common are abiogenesis events?

RNA alone is a good enough self replicating life form that arose first before we the rest of the cell machinery. This would be the most extreme form of the RNA world hypothesis. There is no need for anything else to evolve to claim that life has arisen.

How common are abiogenesis events?

"Now, a pair of Scripps Research Institute scientists has taken a significant step toward answering that question. The scientists have synthesized for the first time RNA enzymes that can replicate themselves without the help of any proteins or other cellular components, and the process proceeds indefinitely." From https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090109173205.htm

[Book Review] "Sorceror's Apprentice" by Tahir Shah

Good to find someone else who appreciates this book. Probably the best book on India in a long time. 

Anti-Aging: State of the Art

I apologize for tldr. I think the most important thing is to prevent death of cells from low oxygen. If you solve he problem of nervous tissue dying from lack of oxygen, then you solve all coom problems like drowning, heart attacks, etc. Anything that cuts off oxygen will not kill you and. You will be invincible like a cockroach.

[Prediction] We are in an Algorithmic Overhang, Part 2

My intuitive view is that human minds cannot be simulated by turing machines because  Qualia are not explained by computation.  I beleive Roger Penrose's views are similar.

However useful Philosophical Zombie like AI can be created by turing computation. I Think the Blindsight novel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindsight_(Watts_novel)  describes a world where conscious and non consious intelligences both exist.

Covid 10/14: Less Long Cvoid

Why doesn't this trial get more publicity?

https://www.togethertrial.com/trial-specifications

Ivermectin was dropped for futility, Fluvoxamine trial stopped for superiority! Fluvoxamine rules!

Bayeswatch 11: Parabellum

What are ancillaries. Clones?

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