Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Play God?

Would we be able to play God ? That is, arrange the basic infrastructure for 'life' to evolve by itself.

What if we setup an environment for the heterotrophs (believed to be first life form) to flourish ? Wonder how these would adapt and evolve to humans[?] Thinking about this, remember that thoughts for these life form itself would evolve over the decades, starting from near zero. Perhaps if we find a promising planet which could sustain life, we should transport the algae/heterotrophs and watch if Darwin's theory proves itself?

Can we setup machines and robots which can adapt, create new machines/robots and completely evolve in thoughts and its application ? We would want a basic machine which knows how to evolve, think, create new machines.

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Thinking further, could earth and the life surrounding it could be an experiment? In this case, the scientist who got this right could be named God.

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