Life only got started one time here on earth....."The most profound and true statement that ever was"...as Mr Byrne has expressed it..
Does anyone even dispute that? If true, I believe it is, this seems to be the 800lb ‘gorilla in the room’ on many issues discussed here at AO... Why hasn't life happened over and over on a planet so perfectly suited for live? Why not every day and in the creek behind my house?. And why is this not the most important (and least likely) component in the Drake equation of probabilities for ETL?