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Editorial published on 3 February 2012, see Life 2012, 2(1), 213-214.

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Life 2012, 2(1), 1-105;

Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life

Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Wood Building, W212, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Received: 15 November 2011 / Revised: 10 December 2011 / Accepted: 13 December 2011 / Published: 23 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Origin of Life - Feature Papers)
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Life is an inordinately complex unsolved puzzle. Despite significant theoretical progress, experimental anomalies, paradoxes, and enigmas have revealed paradigmatic limitations. Thus, the advancement of scientific understanding requires new models that resolve fundamental problems. Here, I present a theoretical framework that economically fits evidence accumulated from examinations of life. This theory is based upon a straightforward and non-mathematical core model and proposes unique yet empirically consistent explanations for major phenomena including, but not limited to, quantum gravity, phase transitions of water, why living systems are predominantly CHNOPS (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur), homochirality of sugars and amino acids, homeoviscous adaptation, triplet code, and DNA mutations. The theoretical framework unifies the macrocosmic and microcosmic realms, validates predicted laws of nature, and solves the puzzle of the origin and evolution of cellular life in the universe. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum; gyre; emergence; thermodynamics; singularity; natural law; adaptation; learning and memory quantum; gyre; emergence; thermodynamics; singularity; natural law; adaptation; learning and memory

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