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I dont think that the

I dont think that the emergence of life is inevitable given reasonable circumstances. i think the outcomes of processes that have resulted in life, which we think are so many, arn't really that many when one thinks of all the possible processes that may have been or are going on. we can't really see the outcomes of processes that do not lead to the emergence of life, so maybe there isn't really a way of knowing?

on another topic, i was wondering about an interesting idea that was brought up in class, on how religion fits into emergence. As most religions would like us to believe, life was planned by its architect, God. However this does not fit in with the definition of emergence. If we are a part of an emerging system, then we cannot have this intended planning. I was interested in knowing how religion has responded to this, if at all, but haven't really been able to find anything. any ideas?

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