Origin of Life

Abiogenesis and biogenesis are two contentious concepts in origin of life debate. Due to failure of abiogenesis in explaining the origin of replication, metabolism as well as cell structure, the scientific humility is forcing scientists to consider that we need something new [1]. Physics and chemistry only establish that life cannot be explained exclusively in such terms. The major realization is that the immediate existential concept of life is consciousness. But abiogenesis could not even scratch the outer surface of conscious substantiality [2]. Cognitive revolution is proving that biogenesis, or 'life comes from life' is the actual scientific concept of Origin of life. The Origin of life field is very broad and it gives room to deeper concepts that should integrate mind, body and consciousness. Contributors are invited to submit their views and papers to discuss this topic from various perspectives from chemistry, origin of life research, mathematics and physics.

References:

[1] Woese, C. R., A New Biology for a New Century, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, Vol. 68, No. 2, 173–186, (Jun., 2004).

[2] Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment, Translated by J. H. Bernard, New York: Hafner Publishing, (1951).



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