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"according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life follow from the fundamental laws of nature"
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"Snowflakes, sand dunes and self-replicating vortices in the protoplanetary disk may all be examples of dissipation-driven adaptation."
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"it could further liberate biologists from seeking a Darwinian explanation for every adaptation and allow them to think more generally in terms of dissipation-driven organization. They might find, for example, that “the reason that an organism shows characteristic X rather than Y may not be because X is more fit than Y, but because physical constraints make it easier for X to evolve than for Y to evolve”"
https://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140122-a-new-physics-theory-of-life/

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