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Life/Genesis/Structure/Dawkins: Thesis: Even prior to the development of life there was a certain rudimentary evolution of molecules, whereby there was no need at all for a plan or a direction.
Life/Genesis/Cairns Smith: Thesis: Our progenitors were perhaps minerals.
Death/Dawkins: it's actually a good question, why we die.
Death/Tradition: an act of altruism towards the rest of the species.
MedawarVs: circular conclusion, presupposes what he wants to prove: namely, that old animals are too weak to reproduce!
No ancestor died in infacny.
Life/Dawkins: the only unit that must exist for life to be created somewhere in the universe is the immortal replicator ((s) replicator = gene, not individual, not body).
Das egoistische Gen, Hamburg 1996
M. St. Dawkins
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins Hamburg 1993