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A new thermodynamic theory of life

  1. Jan 22, 2014 #1

    Pythagorean

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    A "new" thermodynamic theory of life

    Interesting idea...

    https://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140122-a-new-physics-theory-of-life/

    The peer-reviewed paper, published in AIP: Journal of Chemical Physics:

    Statistical physics of self-replication
    http://www.englandlab.com/uploads/7/8/0/3/7803054/2013jcpsrep.pdf
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2014 #3

    Pythagorean

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    Yes, but (I think) more generally, about how organized structure can emerge from ensembles of matter.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2014 #4
    If this were true, it would be massively important. I am very curious to see how the experiments the one guy is thinking of turn out.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2014 #5

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    Does this mean that we are the peak of evolutionary radiators?

    Anyways, I agree. This is interesting.

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    ps. I would like to thank the PF gods for getting rid of the philosophy forum before this revelation was presented.
     
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