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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.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2017 #6
    I just ran across this article on SciAm. Any more developments or thoughts?
     
  8. Jun 30, 2017 #7

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    Your bump reminded me of this paper, so I employed an ancient technique:

    1) go to Google Scholar and search for the paper by title
    2) click "cited by" link under the paper's entry
    3) (optional) check the box to "limit search results"
    4) (optional) search for Author's name to see cases of him citing himself

    This should give you an indication in any progress he's made or collaborations he's done since. Here's the two hits that stood out to me just by title:

    Dissipative adaptation in driven self-assembly
    https://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v10/n11/abs/nnano.2015.250.html
    Statistical Physics of Adaptation
    https://journals.aps.org/prx/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevX.6.021036
     
  9. Jul 1, 2017 #8

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    Here is a list of England's publications from his academic website.
    Included there are links to drafts of papers in press.
    Other parts of the website include the research interests of the lab.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2017 #9
    The internal organelles play a greater role within a cell. The endosymbiotic theory is of interest to me:
    upload_2017-7-10_6-26-10.png
     
  11. Jul 10, 2017 #10

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