Journal of Modern Physics

Volume 10, Issue 13 (November 2019)

ISSN Print: 2153-1196   ISSN Online: 2153-120X

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Informational Entropy as a Source of Life’s Origin

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DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2019.1013099    635 Downloads   1,596 Views  


While the second law of thermodynamics suggests that our universe is driven by the tendency towards disorder, living organisms seem to exempt themselves by creating physiologic complexity. Since genetic material is life’s blueprint, better understanding of the origins of life is predicated on deciphering the conditions that allowed the formation of this complex molecule with its unique properties. In this article, we propose and examine the hypothesis that informational entropy models would allow for the formation of complex organic molecules with genetic properties, without the disruption of the second law of thermodynamics. Therefore, we demonstrate that formation of life’s blueprint may have initially been derived by informational entropy by means of decomplexification of the materials with higher informational entropy content, leading to the formation of primitive genetic molecules.

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Yazdani, S. (2019) Informational Entropy as a Source of Life’s Origin. Journal of Modern Physics, 10, 1498-1504. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2019.1013099.

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