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This may be of interest .

At first the comprehension that ones’ first person individuality is abstracted, separate, and distinct from the evolution, development, and life of ones’ cells is a tough hurdle for the mind to overcome. Even as it is viewed from various perspectives, and in the absence of clarifying empirical evidence, it requires some time alone in contemplation and a steely objectivity to come to realize the truth of it. However humankind has had this problem before. (POST #15)
 
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At first the comprehension that ones’ first person individuality is abstracted, separate, and distinct from the evolution, development, and life of ones’ cells is a tough hurdle for the mind to overcome. Even as it is viewed from various perspectives, and in the absence of clarifying empirical evidence, it requires some time alone in contemplation and a steely objectivity to come to realize the truth of it. However humankind has had this problem before. (POST #15)
I always try to look at things from a most basic perspective. There is no irreducible complexity, therefore all research must start at its most fundamental origin, or be traced back to its fundamental origins.

From that perspective, the act of polymerization may be considered a form of stochastic growth of molecular structures. When these structures interact there may be dynamical reactions that produce entirely new compounds and polymers. With each evolution of greater complexity, new abilities spontaneously emerge and if beneficial to survival will eventually find a home in the greater species biochemical pool.

And as Robert Hazen explains some chemical interactions are self-duplicating, such as found in the ozone where a chlorine molecule destroys an ozone molecule but releases another chlorine molecule in the process.

To me, this appears as a proto-life process. Two objects interacting and creating a new object in the process.

One known reprocuctive complex polymer is the Krebs cycle and if I understand Hazen correctly at this point Darwinian evolution via natural selection becomes important . The cyclical dynamics may pick up random but compatible molecules and the resulting changes may offer a survival advantage in certain environments.

While it is true that the environment must have certain basic necessary ingredients at a local site, I don't believe the Universe is fine-tuned for life, but life is fine-tuned to local conditions. that may be found throughout the Universe on planets with some commonly found fundamental properties.

This is why life on earth alone ranges from Extremophiles like Iceworms that require sub-zero temperature or they melt, to Tardigrades like the Water Bear that can survive in almost environment including space, to Mayflies that only have 24 hrs to find a mate before they die.

I feel that Life is just another expression of dynamical biochemistry, and perhaps we could argue that humans themselves are microbiomes consisting of trillions of symbiotic bacteria, without which we would be unable to sustain our own body and die.

I look at the concept of Life in an abstract frame as just another expression of dynamic molecular behavior.

In Eukaryotic life, this ability is facilitated by the presence of microtubules and related filaments that enable the efficient function of homeostatic processes, as well as being the information sharing network for sensory experiences and evolving emergent consciousness, and perhaps most importantly provide accurate chromosome duplication during mitosis
 
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Ran across this article . Has some interesting perspectives.

Reductionism and complexity in molecular biology
Marc H.V. Van Regenmortel1 (Author photo)
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Although biology has always been a science of complex systems, complexity itself has only recently acquired the status of a new concept, partly because of the advent of electronic computing and the possibility of simulating complex systems and biological networks using mathematical models (Emmeche, 1997; Alm & Arkin, 2003).
Because complex systems have emergent properties, it should be clear from the preceding discussion that their behaviour cannot be understood or predicted simply by analysing the structure of their components. The constituents of a complex system interact in many ways, including negative feedback and feed-forward control, which lead to dynamic features that cannot be predicted satisfactorily by linear mathematical models that disregard cooperativity and non-additive effects. In view of the complexity of informational pathways and networks, new types of mathematics are required for modelling these systems (Aderem & Smith, 2004).
 
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Galaxies do not evolve from dust;

The LINE hypothesis proposes that UTE’s instantiate galaxoids that typically evolve into galaxies. This places a minimum limit on the initial state (mass, size, gravitation, etc.) of galaxy formation to that of a typical galaxoid. Below this minimum only the central primordial black hole exists, having any possible size. Such primordial black holes that do not form a galaxoid could still rarely, circumstantially seed a new galaxy. After each UTE, galaxoids circumstantially emerge with different accumulations of information as its’ encompassing WOF halo. WOF halos having different masses and densities encompassing a central black hole forms galaxoids that begin their long evolution into galaxies. Hence, because galaxies don’t evolve from dust, galaxies will be observed to have larger than expected initial masses and sizes and will appear more evolved at the earliest observable stages of universal expansion.

The Tension In Cosmology;

Nimble minded astronomers and cosmologists will not need to think very deeply to identify one non-fixed constant, namely the Hubble constant. Explainable by the LINE hypothesized description of the UIE and UTE metaverse phenomena is the current observed inconsistencies in measurements of the value of the Hubble constant. Inconsistent estimates for the value of the Hubble constant derive from calculations based upon properties of the current CMB compared to calculations from measurements of stellar luminosity profiles. Inexplicably, each give sufficiently different values for the Hubble constant to raise concerns.


The LINE hypothesis proposes that the discrepancy in the current estimates of the Hubble constant is a consequence of the UIE which produced the universal first-light now referred to as the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The CMB encodes not only aspects of the UIE’s first-light but the current CMB also encodes the transition-light of all subsequent UTE phases. This is because aspects of the first-light will survive each UTE. Consequently, an improperly decoded CMB will not accurately describe the current post UTE universal expansion profile described as the Hubble constant.


The original (post-UIE, pre-UTE) CMB would predict the correct Hubble constant only for features observed within the initial phase of universal evolution. CMB profiles subsequent to the first-light of the initial universal expansion is called transition–light. Elder CMB’s will have been imprinted by the transition-light of each subsequent UTE. Additionally, stellar luminosity profiles are informed only by the previous universal event. Each, on its face, will inform a different value for the Hubble constant if not correctly considered in calculations and measurements taken within any phase of universal evolution, not only for the Hubble constant, but for any dynamic property of this universe.
 

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