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Life: A Real Virtual Affair, Its Drive And Purpose

March 26, 2006

05 Sept 2007

The Cosmic Drive and Purpose

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The Drive and Purpose Of Life

(1) Again, Earth Life Is A Real Virtual Affair; it pops in and out of existence from its matrix, which is the energy constrained in Earth's biosphere .

The totality of life in Earth's biosphere (the outermost part of the planet's shell — including air, land, surface rocks and water — within which life occurs, and which biotic processes in turn alter or transform. Wikipedia.) is a temporary grand store of constrained energy, and all living organisms are elaborate temporary energy storage containers and all base genetic materials are "Life quanta", carriers of "Life photons".

(2) Singularity and D-Infinity (max expansion/ cosmic energy dilution) are the two cosmic stable states. Their in-between is a metastable state, which is an everyday commonsense observation. Likewise is the observation that the denser the compacting goal of material the more energy is required, and vice versa the more thorough the disintegration of material the higher the amount of energy released. It seems that E=mC^2 is a specific case of the cosmic (and universal) process E=Total[m(1+D)] where D is the Distance from Big Bang point and the sum is of all spatial values of D from D=0 to D=selected value.

(3) Since the Universe, including its sub-systems, also Life, is a continuously evolving fractal system, ergo energy is the base element of everything and individual genes are the base elements of Life. Cosmic evolution is evolution of energy, and within it Life's evolution is the evolution of the genes/energy-quanta carriers.

At the beginning was the energy singularity. At the end will be near zero mass and an infinite dispersion of the beginning energy. In-between, the universe undergoes continuous evolution, consisting of myriad energy-to-energy and energy-to-mass-to-energy transformations.

The cosmos evolution process comprises, though, phenomena of forms of temporary energy storage pockets, energy dispersion constraints. Examples of such temporary pockets are black holes of all sizes, and all forms of biospheres if/wherever they are.

The temporary constrained energy pockets are far-removed versions, up-fractionally evolved, scattered cosmic fragmants of singularity-akin energy sources. Energy stored in the temporary constrained energy pockets resists dispersion; we do not yet comprehend why and how. However, we comprehend that we, all Earth life, are real virtual products formed by Earth's biosphere energy for maintaining Earth's biosphere bio as long as possible.

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Life's Fractal Evolution

27 08 2007, in physorg forum.

This is what I learn from the CBF1 switch, from

http://www.physorg.com/news107357572.html

The major fractal chronological several-10^8-years macro layers of Life's evolution:

1 – Individual independent genes evolve into cooperative interdependent gene aggregates.

2 – The outer cell's membrane (OCM) evolves as the first and major multi-functional organ of the gene aggregates/genomes.

3 – Individual cells evolve into symbiotic systems.

4 – Evolution of multicellular organisms.

The biggest hindrance of scientific, and even technological, progress in comprehension and exploitation of Biology is the avoidance to accept-regard genes-genomes as organisms. And equally hindering is the lack of a term for genes-genome that explicitly and clearly defines them as organisms, as The Prime Cardinal Earth Life Organisms, distinguished from all cellular secondary stratum organisms.

This avoidance, which is fraught with implications about the nature of life, is also the biggest hindrance of human existential and social progress.

Suggesting,

Dov Henis

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Evolution-Survival Rediscovered

Aug 25 2007, in physorg forum

Aging And Genetics

http://www.physorg.com/news107180970.html

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"genes associated with longevity also became more common in each succeeding cohort. These results indicate that the frequency of deleterious genotypes may increase among people who live to extremely old ages because their protective genes allow these disease-related genes to accumulate,” end quote

It appears that Evolution and Selection For Survival have just been re-discovered.

When when when will "scientists" and "science literature editors" get it through their scientific skulls that the source of our (and others species') individuals' uniqueness is the genome's polymorphisms, which come about from polymorphisms of its member genes.

it is about time that "scientists" make the Life Evolution mental leap, that they swallow and digest the revelation that a genome is a living complex organism consisting of (by now) interdependent symbiotic living member genes.

Suggesting,

Dov

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Cells Are Not Organisms

A. July 16 2007, physorg forum.

It irritates me again and again when unscientific science editors allow reference to cells as organisms. Cells are the spaceships, the edifices, that house the genomes, the organisms. Scientifically Cells are NOT organisms.

A possible explanation of this scientific ignorance is our still incomplete knowledge of the nature of the constituents of the cells' contents coupled with misty comprehension of the nature of life. (This is followed with two recent findings, one about the genome and one about the environment-atmosphere in which the genome functions i.e. the cell's contents)

B. July 18, 2007, comment to science-feedback@highwire.stanford.edu

Re: Time to become scientific, Science.

It is time for Science to become scientific, to use scientifically precise terms and thus to guide readres towards scientific thinking and analysis:

Instruct your editors to cease reference to Cells as to Organisms, f.e. using the expression "Cells respond" ( to DNA damage or to any thing…).

Cells ARE NOT ORGANISMS; cellular membranes and cells' contents are evolution products of the in-cell organisms, the genomes. Continued reference to cells as organisms is a gross anachronism that brakes/slows developement of life sciences.

Dov Henis

Drive and Purpose of Life

(May 24 2007)

Cognition = the capability, process or act of thinking, questioning and analysing.

Cognition is Cultural is Biological. Cognition derives from culture, which is a biological attribute of ALL organisms regardless of size or complexity.

Culture = the totality of ways of the organisms' dealing with (reaction to, manipulation of, exploitation of) its environment.

The choice and promotion of our purpose in life derives solely from our cognition.

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Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)

(Jun 23 2007)

I read some time ago that biologist E.O. Wilson has a new project: it's called the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), and it aims to make all knowledge of the world's 1.8 million known species freely available online within just 10 years.

I suggest that this would be a waste of effort and of time, because it would most probably be based on the presently accepted tree of life, with one thing branching off after another, we f.e. listed under genus Homo species sapien, genus being a grouping of one or more related and morphologically similar species.

I suggest that in the age of Genetics and DNA identification and definitions of genes expressions phylogeny should be redefined and reorganized based on the evolution of the genetic material, as the tree of life should present comprehension of how the genetic material has been evolving on Earth since four billion yrs ago …

The differences between the trees of life based on either the classical "descriptive" taxonomy or on genetics would be great and of great consequences.

A genetic-based tree would not only correct several wrong "placings" and throw light on and bring to view yet undiscovered junctions-relationships of genera, but I posit that – most important – the comprehension that ALL LIFE EVOLUTION is the evolution of genes/genes-associations since four billion yrs ago, I posit that this comprehension will have a radical influence on the cognition and culture of humans and on their implications in personal and societal life organizations.

Dov

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Life's Drive and Purpose

(18 May 2007)

A. If one accepts, intuitively and logically, Pasteur's observation that all life must come from previously existing life, then the answer to "what makes a mono- and poly-cell life-form a Life" is the answer to "what makes some molecular associations in cells LIVES", and vice versa. It is the "lifelihood" of genes that makes us and all other forms of life on Earth living organisms, and evolution has been the route of Life's ever more complexing progress since the first replication of the first gene.

Early independent peptides, primordial genes, have entered into symbiotic associations in which eventually each of the ever increasing host of functions/tasks vital for the evolving associations is taken up by the member most efficient at it, leading to gene speciation and to gene specialization.

The history of life begins with independent genes, cascading fractally from single independent genes to agregate of genes, then to agregate of agregate of genes. Cooperative association is an inherent feature of life throughout all its evolution and at all its levels, in pre-cell and in mono-cell life and in mono-cell communities and in poly-cell life-forms and in communities of poly-cell life forms.

B. The totality of life in Earth's biosphere (the outermost part of the planet's shell — including air, land, surface rocks and water — within which life occurs, and which biotic processes in turn alter or transform. Wikipedia.) is a temporary grand store of energy, and all living organisms are elaborate temporary energy storage containers and all base genetic materials are "Life quanta", carriers of "Life photons". Humans are just one of the many types of Earth's living organisms, regardless of the reasons and purpose of their self-inflated high-self-esteem.

C. Life's evolution has been and still is and will continue to be the evolution of genes. The total number of genes, each with its own unique identity/functional-capability is, of course, the number of different organisms multiplied by their number of genes, which are now dependent-symbiotic members in chromosomes, cooperative-communes of genes. It is the GENES that evolve, and the evolution of the chromosomes and organisms is simply a consequence of their genes' evolution. The drive and purpose of evolution of the organisms is to enhance the functionality and survivability of the genes, in order to maintain and enhance Earth's biosphere energy storage.

D. This is the plain bare story of the drive and purpose of life. We do not yet comprehend what ENERGY is generically. We are just beginning to comprehend the nature of the raw material called Life and that the purpose of OUR life is ours to choose and develop and follow.

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For further impact of the relationship between genomes' genes and their product organisms:

This is not science fiction. This is life:

– Having mastered production of spaceships, we are taking first steps now to set up a space station. Our genes' predecessors did this circa 600 million years ago, complexing mono-cell organisms to poly-cell organisms.

– And what ingenuity of genomes' genes; in many poly-cell organisms some cells are designed for and carry out special functions but most cells contain ALL the genes' complement yet only some of the genes in the cells are activated as required by their cell's position and allotted function within the space-station/organism while the other genes await until called for active duty…

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Again, humans, like every other organism, are just products of evolution of the individual and collective genes of their genome. And humans, like every other organism, repay their genetic formers with feedbacks that serve to further complex their formers and to increase their formers' survivability. The organisms are NOT the purpose of life, but only the means of survival of THE PURPOSE of life, which is their genetic material. However, as far as the organism is concerned it itself IS the purpose of life; ask any human…

If you have patience and the required concentration to read not a long account, you will find in the following link an awe inspiring description of just some of the works of our genome, of its performance during the course of its formation of ourselves:

http://www.newhorizons.org/neuro/scheibel.htm

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Earth Life Is A Real Virtual Affair

28 Feb 2007

Earth Life Is A Real Virtual Affair; it pops in and out of existence in its matrix, which is the energy constrained in Earth's biosphere .

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Tree of Life

In Biology Online, 26-28 Nov 2006

AG wrote:

How is the Tree of Life rooted?… What could the last universal common ancestor be?

Dov:

See http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-P81pQcU1dLBbHgtjQjxG_Q–?cq=1&p=194

Study of Life's Base:

(A)

Scientism and "evolutionary thinking" suggest that the study of the nature of life must be focused on the nature of the presently known earliest genes and on the probable nature of their probable earlier editions, backwards to the treshold of formation-transition of pre-RNA molecules into their self-replicating RNA editions, in the company of their precursors and of the predecessors of the precursors.

(B)

Most probable conjecture of the constellation of the Stealthy Life Genesis:

(1) In a (need composition definition) aqueous medium are present all components of the early "replicating configurations" plus all the predecessors of those components, and (2) the energy balance of each of the progressing (steps) reactions, along the direction from the base elements level up to the replicator, are always forward-favoured, so that in the presence of all the required elements the replicator's formation energetically draws the progressive reactions.

The starting clues are, of course, the earliest available mono-cell compositions and their in-cell processes, and the starting unknown variables are the systems&#
39; base molecules and the systems' energetic circumstances.

(C)

The essential early events of the energy-contents-driven "chemicals-to-life" progression comprise single-strand base extensions and ligations. DNA formation occurs most probably very much later.

All the consecutive steps in the progression are energy-contents-driven. Thus the chemicals-to-life transit is not a single dramatic step/rung of the ladder but consists of multi-small-steps/rungs and, due to variations in circumstances and in-line with the fractal nature of everything in the environments, it is random/stochastic.

(D)

I conjecture life's genesis much earlier than celling of genes. I suggest that genomes are communal coops of what way back originally were RNA independent genes, these various/different genes being then the first proliferrable life forms. Evolution and survival directed them and their DNA progeny to become united, chromosomes and genomes, simply because cooperation is the most survivable mode, and the further process of evolution included celling for control of environmental parameters plus ever increasing member genes specialization as more capabilities evolve by some individual members of the commune of genes.

AG : I was also leaning toward Woese's theory.

Dov :

Genesis And Life

Carl Woese ( June 9, 1998 ):

"The ancestor ( of life ) cannot have been a particular organism, a single organismal lineage. It was communal (13, 22), a loosely knit, diverse conglomeration of primitive cells that evolved as a unit, and it eventually developed to a stage where it broke into several distinct communities, which in their turn become the three primary lines of descent".

Dov Henis:

Earth life's genesis cannot have been cell(s). Cells, liken all (every) objects and processes and natural laws in the universe, are – since singularity – products of evolution and are continuously further evolving. Everything in the cosmos is fractal, rehappens on many scales, and is continuously evolving. Each and every system in the universe continuously evolves within the total universal evolution and all the systems' evolutions are intertwined. Thus the root of earth's life cannot have been deus-ex-machina cells. Cells cannot have been but one of the forms of products of evolution of energy-transformation-storage systems, since at the beginning was the energy singularity, at the end will be near zero mass and an infinite dispersion of the beginning energy, and in-between, the universe undergoes continuous evolution consisting of myriad energy-to-energy and energy-to-mass-to-energy transformations. Therefore the roots of earth-life's genesis must have been much earlier than the celling of genes, in cosmic phenomena of active temporary reservoirs or pockets or bubbles of energy, on Earth in formation of individual RNA replicating genes.

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PS 10-05-2006, Forum Hypo

BTW, I conjecture life's genesis much earlier than celling of genes. I consider present genomes a communal coop of what originally were various RNA individual/independent genes, the first proliferrable life forms. Evolution and survival directed them, and later their DNA progeny, to become cooperative communes, chromosomes and genomes, simply because cooperation is the most survivable mode, and the further process of evolution included celling for control of in-cell environmental parameters plus ever increasing member genes specialization as more capabilities evolve by the individual members of the commune of genes.

Dov

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