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You can view the articles from the blogs which preceded these at the following URLs:
TelicThoughts has a very interesting discussion on what the requirements of building materials might be for designing life. Check it out - very interesting discussion! I don't think many of them understood my arguments relating to complexity theory. I hope to expound some of those out in a more extended manner soon.