CDZ Three unanswered yet interesting questions pertaining to life

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    I get this might not necassarily belong in CDZ, but since I can't stand any of the other forums, this is where I'm posting it. I hope that this becomes a fun conversation

    First question: How did chemicals from lifeless reactions, turn into life?

    Second: How did the early simple, single cell prokaryotic forms of life that had reached their available energy threshold, jumped to a higher energy threshold and turn into a eukaryotic form. A much more complex cell, that becomes the building block for complex life.

    Finally: How did the jump happen from standard animal intelligence to human consciousness? Sure there are some smart animals out there, but they do not hold a candle to human intelligence.
     
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    You could have put it in religion and ethics. There's no answer for the first two. The third one is easy. Evolution. Humans are the smartest mammals. If dogs were smarter they would be just as bad.
     
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    Why did some animals evolve and some not?
    Why are there no animals in "between" stages of evolution?
     
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    I've got it for ya:

    1) Random chance.

    2) Random chance.

    3) Random chance.

    It is the same reason why our star isn't too hot to make Mars habitable and Earth a giant oven like Mercury. It is the same reason why an asteroid hasn't dropped on your house today. It is the same reason why you are living in a nation with internet access and have enough money to ponder these things instead of living in poverty in Siberia or the deserts of Africa and pondering whether or not you can make it another year.
     
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    Random chance that life forms on its' own and not only survives but lives on to multiply and change into endless life forms with a drive for survival so intense it can be found in extremely inhospitable places? I can't muster up that level of faith.
     
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    The way it goes is that as animals adapt through survival of the fittest some are as suited for their environment as possible. There's nothing to evolve into if there's no need.
     
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    Considering how large the universe is and the fact that we have absolutely no indication that there is intelligent life anywhere but here.

    Yeah, I'd say it makes perfect sense. Just because you happen to be one of the few living beings that can think doesn't automatically mean that there was reason or meaning behind your existence. Assuming that there was purpose behind something because it has occurred is a pretty well known fallacy of human thinking.
     
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    I didn't say there was a meaning nor do you know what all else out there can think at our level or beyond. The assumptions are all yours.

    Animals do think though. They have emotions as well. They dream. Not all that different than humans.
     
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    Actually there's a theory about the second, but for that theory it such a rare occurance it has only happens once, at least on this planet
     

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