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The freedom in building atomic and molecular structures is so great that I would be extremely surprised if those umptillions attemps at putting things together to see what would work, and survive, ended up with exactly the same "Yeah, that's it!" in galaxies a million light years apart.

Take a look at e.g. the mechanism of DNA, which is essenital to most of what we call life: Nature must have spent quite a few attempts to hit on that mechanism. Either you believe that DNA is the only possible solution (and you end up like that MP who completely rejected to support a new exploration to the Galapagos based on the previous one: The description of the animals was an obvious hoax, because such animals simply do not exist), or you must accept that DNA happened to the one successful on earth. On other planets, completely different biological mechanisms may have developed.

At a higher level: Take a look a sexual reproduction, nature's way of all the time trying out new combinations to see which are best fit for survival. You may think it is simple, but take a look at the mechanisms for how the DNA of the parents is mixed in the offspring (it is far more complex than anything I learned in school!). Then go on to plants, e.g. cherries where the one tree cannot fertilize another of its own class. If I remember right, there are at least five classes, with strict rules for who can mix with who. Apples are maybe even more complex, and as main rule: The offspring does not resemble its ancestors. Another funny one is the jellyfish: Again, completely different from our simplistic "boy meets girl" model Smile | :)

These mechanisms are so complex that in their development, there are millions of other development paths that could have been chosen, and which might have been just as viable. The variation among land animals, plants and, say, jellyfish is so vast that there is no chance that we have explored all the possibilities on earth, but could have been what succeeded other places in the universe.

There may be "life" (according to some liberal definition) out there, even something that might be considered "intelligence". But maybe the life manifests not in solid form, but as gas or plasma structures. Maybe the intelligence operates as structures of various fields in gases. Or in immovable entities, similar to plants or rocks. Maybe the life survives only at a few million Kelvin. And so on.

Chances that self-replicating structures have formed somewhwere are reasonalby good. Chances that they have formed in exactly the same way as on earth - or even halfway close - are an epsilon so small that epsilon square is negative.
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