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    In this article i am arguing that life is an open system of chemical reactions that is getting energy from the sun. But i am also arguing that if you consider life as a WHOLE (without dividing it into species, organisms, etc), you get a sum of just randomly occurring chaotic chemical reactions without any specific pattern or purpose. The natural history of these reactions led to the forms we see today. Through our perspective, while we are studying this history, we see it as evolution. In a similar manner, if you place some random chemicals in a flask and in some way you manage not only to avoid equilibrium, but also to create a system of constantly increasing complexity, then after a huge amount of time in this system there would be some sort of “evolution of chemical reactions”. For instance, those with repeatability will prevail, and in general the resulting systems will survive because they are more prone to survive over other systems. Through the eyes of the resulting reactions, this system will pose some life-like properties, for instance repeatability will be perceived as reproduction etc. But if we ourselves are resulting chemical reactions of our own system and we are definitely the observers of the phenomenon of life, a reasonable question arises. Are we the same thing? Can any complex chemical reaction system perceive itself and the system it belongs as life?

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    Title : life vs common chemical reactions
    Author(s) : Minas Sakellakis
    Abstract : In this article i am arguing that life is an open system of chemical reactions that is getting energy from the sun. But i am also arguing that if you consider life as a WHOLE (without dividing it into species, organisms, etc), you get a sum of just randomly occurring chaotic chemical reactions without any specific pattern or purpose. The natural history of these reactions led to the forms we see today. Through our perspective, while we are studying this history, we see it as evolution. In a similar manner, if you place some random chemicals in a flask and in some way you manage not only to avoid equilibrium, but also to create a system of constantly increasing complexity, then after a huge amount of time in this system there would be some sort of “evolution of chemical reactions”. For instance, those with repeatability will prevail, and in general the resulting systems will survive because they are more prone to survive over other systems. Through the eyes of the resulting reactions, this system will pose some life-like properties, for instance repeatability will be perceived as reproduction etc. But if we ourselves are resulting chemical reactions of our own system and we are definitely the observers of the phenomenon of life, a reasonable question arises. Are we the same thing? Can any complex chemical reaction system perceive itself and the system it belongs as life?
    Keywords : life

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    Area : Computer Science
    Language : English
    Affiliations University Hospital f Patras
    Url : http://www.view-pdf.com/ViewPDFFile.aspx?file=http://www.htmlpublish.com/newTestDocStorage/DocStorage/5c8411106f28422a9ec90c9e6b8fb685/f1.pdf

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