23 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 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.