On the Emergence of Living Systems

@article{Weber2009OnTE,
  title={On the Emergence of Living Systems},
  author={Bruce H. Weber},
  journal={Biosemiotics},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={343-359}
}
If the problem of the origin of life is conceptualized as a process of emergence of biochemistry from proto-biochemistry, which in turn emerged from the organic chemistry and geochemistry of primitive earth, then the resources of the new sciences of complex systems dynamics can provide a more robust conceptual framework within which to explore the possible pathways of chemical complexification leading to living systems and biosemiosis. In such a view the emergence of life, and concomitantly of… CONTINUE READING

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