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Watching Science TV

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How the Universe Works

“Dawn of Life”

(4.5)

Mars had life back then

(it was a viable planet

could it have sent some life

to Earth?

my question

then the episode agrees)

Cyanobacteria

Turns green and then accepts

(takes part in)

Photosynthesis

Releasing oxygen

For other species

There are changes

And the theorist says

They’re random

A little taller, a little clearer in the eye

Both for better hunting on

The primordial range

I’m wondering

About the randomness

Changes for better living

(through chemistry)

But vital changes, really

Not simply for improvement but

For life at all

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And if it’s random

Like a guess from the universe

To say, look at that, we made things

Better for that one

That kind upon the plain

That must needs kill to eat,

Then is there no touch

Of evolution, let alone

Of the divine?

No working out

Or through of human need?

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These attributes are needful

It seems an existential crisis

(a crisis of existence)

To have left it,

Left the living to the

Throw of an indifferent die

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C L Couch

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Photo by Sam Wermut on Unsplash

Stockton Sand Dunes, Salt Ash, Australia

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