Alright right off the bat, i know sentient is the wrong word but i couldn't think of a word that meant what i wanted to and that was the closest i came up with.
Alright the major question i have here is this: how did any organism become aware of survival. By this i mean, how did they evolve from a bunch of elements almost haphazardly thrown together to become a microbe that strives to survive. What i mean is how did any organism strive to survive. How is it they knew that survival as a species was dependent on reproduction. How is it that it knew that it needed certain things in order to survive. So basically how is it that any organism "know" how to survive.
When i say "know" i do not mean, them coming to the realization that dying was bad. I am asking how is it that a chain of compounds created something as complex as RNA (and later DNA) which had the "knowledge" of what to do and what not to do. Such as knowing to have a microbe reproduce or how to bring things in and out of it.
Overall, how is it that the very first microbes were able to survive. What was it that caused them to know what to do to keep from dying. How did the RNA know what to do.
I hope you understood.