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Kenneth 'pawl' Collins
k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net
Sat Nov 9 19:20:47 EST 2002
>It's served as a 'catalyst', and will again, as it
>repetitively follows the 'same' downhill-uphill
downhill-uphill energydynamics 'loop'?
"I thought it was all downhill?
It is. One has to see the whole, not just this or that portion of it.
Overall, including 'locally-external' energy, it's all
k. p. collins
Kenneth 'pawl' Collins wrote in message
>>So, it's the [energydynamics] -map that needs to
>>be developed, not any so-called 'genetic' map.
>Since it'll probably be the case that the above sentence will be
>remembered, while the discussion in which it derives will not, it's
>best that I go over how it's so.
>Take a walk back to when there was no Li[f]e on earth. How can the
>genetic material get it's start?
>There are 'atoms' - formed in the stars - there it was [in the
>stars] - the one energydynamic doing it's thing.
>The 'atoms' form 'molecules' by 'falling' into lower-energy
>'states' - there it is - the one energydynamic doing it's thing.
>The 'molecules' continue to build complexity, and, as in a prior
>discussion, 'molecules' enter into temporary interaction because
>or that 'molecule' rides a down-hill energy gradient when the
>'molecule' is sufficiently close to another 'molecule'.
>If the interaction of the two 'molecules' is such that one of them,
>but not the other, can continue down the energy gradient
>sufficiently, the one will, and the other is ejected, in the process
>being boosted back up the energy gradient because it's no longer in
>interaction with the other molecule. It's served as a 'catalyst',
>will again, as it repetitively follows the 'same' downhill-uphill
>Reiterate more of the 'same' through augmenting complexity, each
>iteration proceding in a direction that's determined by the
>then-dominant energy gradient, which is always downhill.
>At a particular 'level' in this process multi-'molecule' interaction
>that takes a form analogous to the two-molecule interaction, above,
>occurs. It derives energy from other collections of 'molecules'
>because down-hill energy 'cascades' have developed within its
>structure - the collection of 'molecules' begins a rather-abstract
>form of 'eating'. The collection of 'molecules has 'learned' how to
>climb up the downhill energy gradient.
>Powered by this internal-recreation of the downhill energy gradient,
>complexity continues to augment.
>Because it can 'eat' more energy - climb up the downhill energy
>gradient more-powerfully - if it does so, the collection of
>'molecules' develops 'motility'. At first, such takes only the form
>dynamic conformation changes within its 3-D 'molecular' structure.
>Asymmetric conformation changes impart microscopic 'motility'. This
>tiny 'motility' allows the collection of 'molecules' to climb up the
>downhill energy gradient more powerfully, allowing it to experience
>relatively-more interaction with other collections of 'molecules.
>And so forth.
>Every 'step' is determined by the downhill energy gradient that is
>the one energydynamic that I've been discussing.
>Yeah, at some 'point', self-replication, probably in many forms,
>develop, and eventually, something primitively-like 'DNA' - a
>'molecular' template, will develop, and there'll be something like
>'genes' in there, but they're just going along for the ride on the
>Now walk back to the present.
>Behavior climbs the downhill energy gradient, still, and. to the
>degree that it does, it's host collection of 'molecules' experiences
>enhanced survival. At this 'point', behavior reaches back into the
>'organism' to determine the fate of its 'DNA'.
>It's all the one energydynamic.
>The 'genes' just go along for the ride - they're Nature's
>But it's the energydynamic that is Nature.
>K. P. Collins
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