[Excerpt from TT: 2011-07-10]
[Jana_K] I have been watching a programme called Catastrophe on Discovery Science. It seems like the fact that life is possible on earth is only thanks to seemingly endless amount of “accidents” that have happened. Collisions of a specific type, in a specific order, with specific consequences, eruptions, freezes and so on. It seems like an awful lot of coincidence, because all of these events in the order they have happened have lead to making conditions for life possible. In addition to that, our planet is in a number of “Goldilock zones”. Again – more and more unlikely coincidences. It seems orchestrated. Is it? By whom exactly? How?
[MEntity] The means for which “life” is possible seems far more profound when the “perfect scenarios” are retrofitted to what is living at the time, but it is often the other way around that “life” begins. Or put another way, the definitions of “life” are often limited by the lifeforms defining it, and what is “perfect” for that lifeform is not perfect for another.
Life exists in many forms in many ways, and the “Goldilocks Zone” for humans is very different from those who are silicon-based, for instance.
What tends to happen in the creation of a Universe, from what we gather, is that the initial process is rather random in its formation, but eventually patterns emerge, much like a painter might splatter paint across a canvas and eventually find images in that pattern.
The dominant patterns that begin to form throughout the universe then become the media through which “life” and Sentience will choose to evolve.
In other Universes, some patterns may be more prominant than the Carbon- and silicon- dominant universe we exist within.
There are three dominant bases in this universe, but we do not have the proper word for conveying the third, in addition to Carbon and Silicon.
There are more than three, overall, but those are the dominant bases.
In other words, BECAUSE those bases developed as the most prominant pattern, Sentience used it, rather than the bases being determined, and then the universe having to shape itself around those parameters.