Thank you for that post. Yes, I have heard that - probably on one of the science-related programmes on Radio 4. It is logical, since to the best of our knowledge once life beganwith cell division of some sort, then all branches of every living thing evolved from there. I think I have heard or read that plant life was first, but am not sure.Quote
Towards the end of that chapter he says that "Plants do not have brains, so much as act like them".
The probability of billions of years of universe-forming coming to a point where conditions enabled life to begin are, I understand, trillions of trillions to one against, but the fact that it did happen, means that the probability is, in fact, that one.