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Simple Life is Complex

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Natural process evolution has suffered another blow. An astronomer proposes a new measure of complexity which establishes that the simplest life forms are extremely complex—too complex to have arisen by strictly natural processes. The proposed measure is structured energy flow (as opposed to chaotic unsustained explosions). Single-celled organisms maintain time-averaged metabolic rates thousands of times greater than the Sun with peak rates as high as a million times greater than the Sun! Earth’s first life forms also had these high metabolic rates and such high rates demand molecular machinery at a level of complexity that is too great, by far, to attribute to natural process assembly.

E. J. Chaisson, “A Unifying Concept of Astrobiology,” International Journal of Astrobiology, 2 (2003), pp. 91-101.

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Subjects: Life Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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