Re: PROMETHEUS - Grade and Discuss
One nitpick. Why does science fiction always get the science of evolution and natural selection so terribly wrong? Depositing DNA into the sea codes would not lead to the creation of the human species - it's extremely unlikely. This film gets evolution and natural selection wrong and so did Trek in the episode The Chase.
The black nanomachines appeared to take apart and reassemble the Engineer's DNA to form the code for primitive life forms. One problem was that these machines appeared to be quite a bit smaller than the phosphate groups. Non-Darwinian as you say and also probably not realistic Physics.
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