evolution breaks down when you reach the origin of life
What if cosmic inflation is wrong?
Ethan Siegel


First off, there are Viruses. Not clearly alive in that they don’t metabolize things on their own, but they most definitely do evolve. . .

Secondly, even if you go back before the first unicellular replicating thing on earth, their was probably both selection on and change over time (read Evolution of) the macromolecule collections that predated the first replicating organism. Certainly, there aren’t any widely supported counter-theories on the origin of life on earth

Third, the concepts of variation, selection, and propagation over time of the successful solutions has been applied to any number of fields / disciplines outside of biology (Sociology, Entrepreneurship, AI etc).

So as a statement, that’s just flat out wrong.

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