Thermodynamic Origin of Life

@article{Michaelian2009ThermodynamicOO,
  title={Thermodynamic Origin of Life},
  author={Karo Michaelian},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
  year={2009}
}
  • K. Michaelian
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Physics, Biology
  • arXiv: General Physics
Understanding the thermodynamic function of life may shed light on its origin. Life, as are all irreversible processes, is contingent on entropy production. Entropy production is a measure of the rate of the tendency of Nature to explore available microstates. The most important irreversible process generating entropy in the biosphere, and thus facilitating this exploration, is the absorption and transformation of sunlight into heat. Here we hypothesize that life began, and persists today, as a… Expand
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