Roger: "Talk to Dawkins. The purpose of the gene is to create more genes. So the purpose of life (at a minimum) is to create more life." Response from Hal: No. Life creates more life in compliance with pAP1. A reasonable result is one heck of a mass extinction. Repeat until there are no more operative energy hang-up barriers. Roger: "You may notice that earth was once lifeless but its surface become alive with plants, fishes..." SNIP Response from Hal: You help make my point. Hal -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.