Jeremy England: Busca Acadêmica por Forças e Elementos da Física como Bases da Origem da Vida


Nova teoria sobre as origens da vida por um fisico, Jeremy England  

He was raised Jewish but did not study Judaism until he attended graduate school at Oxford University. He now considers himself an Orthodox Jew

Theoretical work

England has developed a hypothesis of the physics of the origins of life, that he calls ‘dissipation-driven adaptation’. The hypothesis holds that random groups of molecules can self-organize to more efficiently absorb and dissipate heat from the environment. His hypothesis states that such self-organizing systems are an inherent part of the physical world.

Pulitzer-Prize winning science historian Edward J. Larson said that if England can demonstrate his hypothesis to be true, “he could be the next Darwin.


Artigo divulgando a teoria:

A origem da vida foi uma casualidade? Ou leis da física?


Artigo original em ingles:

Massachusetts physicist claims he solved mystery of how life emerged from matter England pointed to plants as a great example of energy dissipaters, since they take in the energy around them, use it to sustain themselves, and disperse even more energy into their environment in the form of infrared light. Matrix: O que?! Plantas emitem luz infravermelha e no ambiente? pesquisar isso…. When sunlight strikes objects, certain wavelengths of this spectrum are absorbed and other wavelengths are reflected. The pigment in plant leaves, chlorophyll, strongly absorbs visible light and reflects near infrared.

Do plants emit infrared radiation?
When an object is not quite hot enough to radiate visible light, it will emit most of its energy in the infrared. For example, hot charcoal may not give off light but it does emit infrared radiation which we feel as heat. The warmer the object, the moreinfrared radiation it emits.
What produces infrared light?
Infrared radiation is popularly known as “heat radiation”, but light and electromagnetic waves of any frequency will heat surfaces that absorb them. Infrared light from the Sun accounts for 49% of the heating of Earth, with the rest being caused by visible light that is absorbed then re-radiated at longer wavelengths

Jeremy says: ” As various forms of matter seek to disperse more energy over long periods of time, they would naturally start to replicate or reproduce, since replication itself disperses as much energy as it uses up – at least on the level of RNA molecules and bacteria. “A great way of dissipating more [energy] is to make more copies of yourself,” England said.

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