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Science  14 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6407, pp. 1066-1068
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau0427

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  • RE:

    Why not accept that all events that happen on earth as well as the chemical reactions that compose life are all equally spontaneous chaotic events. After all, life's chemical reactions gain importance to our eyes and appear ordered because we are the resulting observers and we consider parts of the whole system that look like us as separate from the entire system. If you remove our perspective biases that make us to dissect these reactions into individual organisms, systems, organs, etc then life as a whole is more about the prevailance and sustainance of the most stable sets of biochemical reactions (for example, DNA molecules and their packing with histones, etc).

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