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Life Is An Inevitable Consequence Of Physics, According To Latest Research

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A few years back, a remarkable new hypothesis made its way into the scientific zeitgeist – namely, that life is an inevitable consequence of physics. England’s hypothesis is a key bridge between physics and biology. They are the exceptions to an increasingly disordered universe, something first highlighted by Schrodinger’s seminal 1944 essay What Is Life? That’s the universe; the dots, in this case, can be pockets of biological life.

England is suggesting that biology arises because, in certain environments – like on planets – where the energy balance is so out of whack, physics guarantees that atoms rearrange themselves to be able to deal with the chaotic flow of energy.

Just using the laws of physics, life appears and replicates without needing anything other than a few basic chemicals and the Sun.

Admittedly, life is defined pretty poorly, but some are suggesting that the life-like arrangements seen in England’s work are too abstract to be properly referred to as being “Alive”.


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1 thought on “Life Is An Inevitable Consequence Of Physics, According To Latest Research

    Fernando Ayasi

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:13 pm)

    Makes sense

    Like anything else in state of chaos it looks for the easiest way to state of equilibrium

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