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The Beginnings of Life on Earth


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Dear Colleague,
The origin of life can be understood on the foundations of hierarchical thermodynamics without representations about dissipative structures and any fantastic ideas. Hierarchical thermodynamics was created on the foundation of the theory of Gibbs - the most rigorous physical theory.
I am sending you the information. Have a look at it please.
Sincerely,
Georgi Gladyshev
Professor of Physical Chemistry

As part of its applicability thermodynamics explains everything that happens in the world.
To understand the origin of life and its evolution we should use the hierarchical thermodynamics and principle of substance stability (1977). http://www.mdpi.org/ijms/papers/i7030098.pdf
Life: The principle of substance stability establishes the common life code in the universe http://endeav.net/news/19-origin-of-life.html
The origin of life can be explained through the study of thermodynamics of universe evolution http://gladyshevevolution.wordpress.com/
Origin of Life (Abiogenesis) - Darwin's selection: the survival of stable supramolecular structures.
Why does life originate and exist now? Origin of life and its evolution are the result of action of laws of hierarchical thermodynamics and the principle of substance stability. The criterion of evolution of living system is the change (during evolution) of the specific free energy (Gibbs function, G) of this living system formation. http://endeav.net/news.html
The hierarchical thermodynamics has predicted the observed effects many years ago. About the phenomenon of life has been written in many articles and some monographs (for example, see: Gladyshev Georgi P. Thermodynamics Theory of the Evolution of Living Beings.- Commack, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.- 1997.- 142 P., Thermodynamics optimizes the physiology of life http://ru.scribd.com/doc/87069230/Report-Ok-16-11-2011 , Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2006, 7, 98-110 http://www.mdpi.org/ijms/papers/i7030098.pdf , Site in English:
Hierarchical thermodynamics solves the puzzle of life. The role of catalysis
http://gladyshevevolution.wordpress.com/article/hierarchical-thermodynamics-solves-the-puzzle-of-life/
http://creatacad.org/?id=48&lng=eng http://creatacad.org/?id=57&lng=eng , http://www.eoht.info/page/Georgi+Gladyshev+(biography) http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Georgi-Pavlovich-Gladyshev )!
Thermodynamic evolution http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Thermodynamic-evolution

Misunderstandings in ideas about entropy

Many misunderstandings in understanding the problems of life and evolution from the standpoint of physics and physical chemistry are typically associated with misconceptions in understanding entropy. The term "entropy" coined Rudolf Clausius. According to his "model" of the world (universe), he presented a statement: "The energy of the world is constant. The entropy of the world tends to the maximum". Later this statement was chosen by JW Gibbs as an epigraph to the paper "On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances". These scientists have given this statement in relation to their model of the universe. This model corresponds to a simple isolated system of ideal gas, i.e. isolated system of ideal gas, energy and volume of this system are constant and in which only the work of expansion is performed. Entropy of such a system can only increase!
It should be noted that when we say on ideal model, which would correspond to the real universe, it would be necessary to accept the unreal assumption that any form of energy real universe will be transformed into thermal energy. Only in this case, also under additional unrealistic assumptions, the real universe "would turn" into the model of ideal system of Clausius - Gibbs.
However, lovers of science have applied representations on simple systems to systems of other types, in which the interactions takes place between particles of different nature (interactions of molecules or other objects of different hierarchies) and to systems which interact with the environment. Some scientists, who are not professionals in the relevant fields of knowledge, have not escaped such errors. This has led to unimaginable confusion. This has slowed down the development of science, more than on a century. There are thousands of publications in scientific journals and popular literature containing marked misunderstandings. To these were added incorrect ideas on the negentropy and on the dissipative structures in the living world.
The origin of life and its evolution can be easily explained from the standpoint of hierarchical near equilibrium thermodynamics of complex dynamic systems. This thermodynamics established on a solid foundation of equilibrium thermodynamics - thermodynamics of Rudolf Clausius, JW Gibbs and other great scientists.
http://www.membrana.ru/particle/17266
http://www.eoht.info/page/Entropy+(misinterpretations) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYr1G5TZO50
Detailing theories about the origin of life and evolution is presented in the new sites (Knol moved to Wordpress): Some work: http://gladyshevevolution.wordpress.com/
http://creatacad.org/?id=48&lng=eng
http://ru.scribd.com/doc/87069230/Report-Ok-16-11-2011
http://creatacad.org/?id=48&lng=eng http://ru.scribd.com/doc/87069230/Report-Ok-16-11-2011

posted by Georgi Gladyshev
April 2, 2014

 

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