Friday, July 8, 2011

Why are we here Part 1

Ok followers so today I've decided to start Part 1 of one of my many theories of why we are here. I'm not trying to say this is correct but it can be backed up by evolutionary theory.



When Earth was created billions of years ago a number of atomic particles formed a few basic elements. The first element to be created was Hydrogen, followed by Helium, etc. Once Carbon was created the potential for live began. A theory arose that DNA was not the primary source of live at the beginning of creation of life but rather its more simple counterpart RNA. When recreated in a lab RNA arose to come to being before DNA, making this theory look plausible. On a timeline it may have took 1 RNA nucleotide a billion years to come into being and for two to join only .5 billion. For two of these to join it may have taken .25 billion years, etc. With this process growing with increasing speed eventually an RNA molecule used a protein as a catalyst to speed up a process such as replication that may have taken RNA a lot longer to carry out on its own. Eventually the RNA  joined with a complementary pair and DNA was created.

Now evolution's survival of the fittest is a bit misleading. This is because the fittest animal may in fact not survive to pass on its genetic information and thus not really "survive." In order to become "more fit" an individual must reproduce more than an individual that is  "less fit," and then the offspring of the "more fit" individual have to reproduce. This ensures that the specific genetic code of the "more fit" individual stays around in the gene pool. Well evolution is not actually planned persay, but rather a random mutation of DNA that stays in the gene pool. In order for it to stay for a significant time period it has to either make life better for an individual or have no affect. If the mutation harms the individual or make it harder to survive or reproduce, then the odds of the individual successfully mating are very low.



This may not be anything new but it is important you understand that evolution is random and that only traits that are beneficial stay in the gene pool. Tomorrow's post is going to take these concepts and further explain Why we are here.



21 comments:

  1. looking forward to more explanation tomorrow :)

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  2. Very interesting post can't wait to read part 2! +1

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  3. Interesting post, I love your blog!

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  4. nice post, looking forward to read more! :D

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  5. interesting stuff, these days im more leanng toward the theory that life came to earth in the form of bacteria on an impacting asteroid, but thats just me.
    +followed

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  6. You always have interesting posts here.

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  7. It's a crazy concept when you really think about it. Makes you feel so small.

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  8. Pretty interesting, looking forward for your next post tomorrow. +1 follower

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  9. this is more interresting than that last post. not bad, but just a little overrated.
    np nice blog, +1 and keep it up!

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  10. I wouldn't say evolution is completely random. It has a tendency to reflect the environment in which it takes place.

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  11. The new research is indicating that evolution is a much faster process then Darvin thought.

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  12. I like the idea that life came to Earth in form of bacteria attached to an asteroid. In that case we would be all aliens.

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  13. what a great post! very interesting, look forward to more. +followed

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  14. I will be sure to keep reading the following parts +followed

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  15. interesting theory. loved your blog

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