Periodicals>Journal Article:  England, Jeremy L. (21 August 2013), Statistical physics of self-replication, Journal of Chemical Physics, Retrieved on 2014-01-23
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    23 JAN 2014

     Life Emerges from the Second Law of Thermodynamics

    Every species of living thing can make a copy of itself by exchanging energy and matter with its surroundings. One feature common to all such examples of spontaneous “self-replication” is their statistical irreversibility: clearly, it is much more likely that one bacterium should turn into two than that two should somehow spontaneously revert back into one. From the standpoint of physics, this observation contains an intriguing hint of how the properties of self-replicators must be constr...
    Folksonomies: life thermodynamics
    Folksonomies: life thermodynamics
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    Hypothesis that life is the result of needing to dissipate energy that builds up.

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