Does the rapid appearance of life on Earth suggest that life is common in the universe?

@article{Lineweaver2002DoesTR,
  title={Does the rapid appearance of life on Earth suggest that life is common in the universe?},
  author={C. Lineweaver and Tamara M. Davis},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={
          293-304
        }
}
It is sometimes assumed that the rapidity of biogenesis on Earth suggests that life is common in the Universe. Here we critically examine the assumptions inherent in this if-life-evolved-rapidly-life-must-be-common argument. We use the observational constraints on the rapidity of biogenesis on Earth to infer the probability of biogenesis on terrestrial planets with the same unknown probability of biogenesis as the Earth. We find that on such planets, older than approximately 1 Gyr, the… 

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