Biocomplexity in the Cosmos
Our survey of the possibilities for life in our Solar System has left us with the strong likelihood that ours is the only world with intelligent species, the only one on which at least one species has acquired technology, and quite possibly the only planet orbiting our Sun that hosts organisms of great size, complexity, and diversity. We will now turn to the question of why life with those characteristics arose on Earth, and what the explanation portends for the possibility that complex, intelligent, technologically competent life will be found on any given world.
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