Saturn's weird, Earth-like moon just failed a key test for alien life

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Life on Earth likely began with the bubble-like membranes that surround our cells. Similar membranes probably wouldn't form on Titan, according to quantum mechanics.

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These membranes are a long way from being cell membranes. Cell membranes are incredibly complex, requireing a complex code as a blueprint to construct them. In addition, the code is only the blueprint: the instructions for "how" the code is run is not well understood today because of its complexity. For an interesting viewpoint from a world-renowned scientist see: Dr. James Tour, The Origin of Life Has Not Been Explained.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4sP1E1Jd_Y&vl=en
 
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These membranes are a long way from being cell membranes. Cell membranes are incredibly complex, requireing a complex code as a blueprint to construct them. In addition, the code is only the blueprint: the instructions for "how" the code is run is not well understood today because of its complexity. For an interesting viewpoint from a world-renowned scientist see: Dr. James Tour, The Origin of Life Has Not Been Explained.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4sP1E1Jd_Y&vl=en
 
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I see you're trying to push "intelligent design" viewpoints in overstating the complexity of the cell membrane needed for life to begin, and referring to "blueprints" for construction and complex coding, etc....followed up by video of an evolution denier....that has been demonstrated to not understand evolution. Early life would not have started out with a complex structure. Likely an early proto-cell would have a very simple lipid membrane, not the complex cellular membrane that you immediately jump to as if that would be the impossible starting point.

First of all, no one has claimed that the origin of life has been explained, so it's a bit silly for Tour to feel the need to tell people that it has not, as if that is some great conclusion he came to. However, we know life exists, we know there are many organic precursors that share characteristics with the simplest life forms, and there are various possible pathways being explored, but even then, if one is found and proven, it may not even be the same exact pathway...or pathways...that led to the actual rise of life on earth. However, just because we don't have definitive answers, there is no basis for just playing the "oh geez, it's so complicated it must have been done by a god" fallback. The "god of the gaps" fallacy that is no more valid than early man thinking lightning was something magical from the sky gods.
 
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These membranes are a long way from being cell membranes. Cell membranes are incredibly complex, requireing a complex code as a blueprint to construct them. In addition, the code is only the blueprint: the instructions for "how" the code is run is not well understood today because of its complexity. For an interesting viewpoint from a world-renowned scientist see: Dr. James Tour, The Origin of Life Has Not Been Explained.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4sP1E1Jd_Y&vl=en
Very correct
 

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