A non-linear irreversible thermodynamic perspective on organic pigment proliferation and biological evolution

@article{Michaelian2013ANI,
  title={A non-linear irreversible thermodynamic perspective on organic pigment proliferation and biological evolution},
  author={K. Michaelian},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
  year={2013},
  volume={475},
  pages={012010}
}
  • K. Michaelian
  • Published 2013
  • Materials Science, Physics
  • arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems
  • The most important thermodynamic work performed by life today is the dissipation of the solar photon flux into heat through organic pigments in water. From this thermodynamic perspective, biological evolution is thus just the dispersal of organic pigments and water throughout Earth's surface, while adjusting the gases of Earth's atmosphere to allow the most intense part of the solar spectrum to penetrate the atmosphere and reach the surface to be intercepted by these pigments. The covalent… CONTINUE READING
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