Christopher C. Wood wrote
>>We only have one environment to study. I believe current research
>shows a small handful of hundreds of millions of years between the end
>of the planet's bombardment/formation, and the first cells. If a
>process that takes 200,000,000 years can be called "springs out", then
>the answer is "so far, yes."
>Speaking only for myself, of course.
And speaking to an awful lot of people who *don't* want to know!
Clear all the ruddy crossposts off this thing!!!
Richard - Whose nice comfy chair by the fire has a new squeak !