Informal application to "The Origin-of-Life Prize"
wissenschaftskritik at my-deja.com
Thu Dec 21 09:54:11 EST 2000
My informal application to the $1.35 million prize of the
The Origin-of-Life Foundation http://www.us.net/life/ :
In order to resolve the mystery of life, it is necessary
to go back to the time before materialistic reductionism
(Descartes, Bacon, Galilei) edged out panpsychism (Cusanus,
Unfortunately materialistic reductionism is nowadays
confused with science itself and the explanation of
life within 'science' has become impossible.
I have resolved the mystery of the origin of life in a
very simple and elegant way based on panpsychism.
To try to publish a paper based on panpsychism "in a
well-respected, peer-reviewed science journal" is as
problematic as to publish a scientific refutation of
a basic premise of catholicism in a well-respected
publication organ of the Vatican.
Here the abstract of my theory:
"ABSTRACT: The psychon theory is a panpsychist evolution
theory based on a continuity from elementary particles to
human souls. Elementary particles are like very primitive
and basic organisms and we all (our souls) were elementary
particles billions of years ago. During evolution our
psychons (souls) have been responsible for the behaviour
of atoms, molecules, enzymes, living cells, primitive
neurons, primitive animals, ... , monkeys and of our
The psychon theory has very concrete consequences, for
instance there must be a limit to the number of human souls,
which according to the latest demographic data could be
even less than 7 billion."
A further extract ("Psychons and their Evolution"):
"The maturation of a protein from the corresponding chain
of amino acids can happen in the following way:
<In important (evolutionarily older) sequences of the chain,
amino acids become active, that is they are animated by
psychons. Because of environment continuity these psychons
are the ones which have built up the same protein (or the
same sequence of different proteins) innumerable times.
These psychons build up protein parts which can be animated
as a whole by other psychons which then build up the
So it also becomes comprehensible that RNA sequences
(introns) are able to cut out themselves or that order is
maintained during DNA recombination.
During evolution, psychon animated molecules have been
joining together in always bigger units. Animated molecules
such as amino acids and nucleotides began sometime to form
chains. By specialization psychons emerged which dominated
such chains. Proteins are conceivable which replicate by
adding corresponding amino acids to one chain end, until an
identical protein can split off. Reproduction by base
pairing of two complementary strands is even more efficient.
The invention of translation, a complex symbiosis of various
ribosomal psychons, was certainly one of the most essential
steps during the evolution of life."
I have not only successfully defended the theory on the
discussion forum talk.origins, but also efficiently
pointed out (more or less well-known) inconsistencies
of the currently prevailing neo-Darwinism.
"According to the psychon theory, enzymes are like primitive
animals. At least proteins and RNA enzymes should have
evolved at first indepentently. Self replicating proteins
learned sometime to use short RNA templates in order to
accelerate the production of new proteins. This technique
was continuously improved not only by pure chance but also
by final laws of nature.
The emergence of the genetic code can be compared with
the emergence of human languages, and the emergence of
the highly complex living cell with the emergence of modern
cities. All species and evolutionary innovations were
designed in a similar way houses, cars or ships have been
designed. But at the same time they have evolved by chance
in a similar way houses, cars and ships have evolved.
If it is true that living cells using the modern genetic
code appeared very early on the earth, then it is highly
improbable that this very complex code evolved the first
time on earth. Such an information transfer from 'cosmic
ancestors' to the earth is possible, because an essential
part of the information of living systems is stored in the
We cannot reproduce the behaviour of enzymes of the early
earth because their behaviour depends on psychons which have
further evolved. So amino acid sequences which would have
folded millions or billions of years ago, today do not fold
any more. In the same way, sequences which fold today did
not fold on the early earth."
I'm quite confident not to win the prize, nevertheless,
from a purely scientific point of view, I would merit
at least a substantial part of it.
Wolfgang Gottfried G.
Liechteinstein / Europe
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