I have been wanting to do an article like this for awhile now but have not had time. There seems little point when I can point you to this fine article on the topic. Life exists exactly because of the 2nd law of thermodynamics! Think that one through.
If the universe we know is merely the disipation of energy in a medium, it only makes sense that matter would organize to disipate it as efficiently as is reasonably possible. Life is one of those reasonably possible methods.
Originally posted on KINsightful Science:
In an earlier post here on KINsightful Science, I promised an article dedicated to Darwinian theory. While that promise is extant, there is a topic that I would like to address first, if not purely for the sake of chronology. I believe what follows will serve as an appropriate and exciting preface to a discussion on evolution.
In fact, this topic I have chosen to address is quite literally a prerequisite to evolution. By definition, it is a form of evolution itself; the evolution of the inanimate to the organic: abiogenesis. In layman’s terms, this is the origin of life.
Our beloved planet Earth is home to an incredible diversity of life. From the Amazon rainforest to the depths of the ocean to the African plains – you are sure to find life in just about every nook and cranny of the globe. What’s more, is that Earth is the…
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