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I believe mostly it took

I believe mostly it took billions of years after those little pieces of DNA 'landed' on earth; also consider also the contents of the book "Slave Species of god" for your paradigm busting ideas. So yes hundreds-millennial survival seems possible, especially when DNA is not 1/10 of 1% understood. The desire to survive, and modern civilization can make one lose sight of the fact that all it really takes is love.