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Rethinking Life and Predicting Its Origin

Version 1 : Received: 9 May 2021 / Approved: 11 May 2021 / Online: 11 May 2021 (10:40:20 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 14 May 2021 / Approved: 17 May 2021 / Online: 17 May 2021 (09:46:37 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 15 June 2021 / Approved: 16 June 2021 / Online: 16 June 2021 (11:30:35 CEST)

How to cite: Gonçalves, D. Rethinking Life and Predicting Its Origin. Preprints 2021, 2021050234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0234.v2). Gonçalves, D. Rethinking Life and Predicting Its Origin. Preprints 2021, 2021050234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0234.v2).

Abstract

The definition, origin and recreation of life remain elusive. As others have suggested, only once we put life into reductionist physical terms will we be able to solve those questions. To that end, this work proposes the phenomenon of life to be the product of two dissipative mechanisms. From them, one reinterprets extant biological life and deduces a testable scenario for its origin. The proposed theory of life allows its replication, reinterprets ecological evolution, brings new constraints to astrobiology and lays the foundations for groundbreaking technologies.

Subject Areas

Theory of Life; Definition of Life; Evolutionary Theory; Origin of Life; Electron Bifurcation; Hydrothermal Vents; Biophysics; Biological Physics

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Comment 1
Received: 17 May 2021
Commenter: Diogo Gonçalves
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Minimal rephrasing in the abstract and first two sections to streamline the narrative before submission.
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