On Life’s Twist
Whence And Whither
On Life’s Twist
2010 Update Concepts Of Life/Evolution:
RNAs Are Organisms, Earth’s Primal Organisms
Evolution Derives From Cosmic Expansion
A. Di Mauro’s RNA formation concept is great.
But, a step further is required. How had the RNA become alive, i.e. how did it (1) uptake the sun’s radiation and how did it (2) catalytically use it to perform work, to keep augmenting its constrained energy by keeping augmenting its self-propagation, WHICH IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE?
THIS IS THE STILL MISSING TWIST IN THE BRANCHING OF LIFE FROM OTHER SURVIVING, ENERGY DIGESTING, MATTER SUCH AS BLACK HOLES. THIS TWIST IS THE BIOLOGICAL ENTITY “CULTURE”, LEARNING-ADAPTING, THE ESSENCE OF DARWINIAN EVOLUTION SINCE LIFE’S DAY ONE. THIS MUST HAVE BEEN THE CRUCIAL PROCESS TWIST, EVEN WITHOUT YET KNOWING ITS MECHANISM.
Or, is the mechanism of this twist known now?
It is now known how the RNAs, Earth’s primal organisms, adopt an enhanced energy event’s DNA conformation. But what is the mechanism of its recognizing the enhanced energy event? Does it derive from augmented RNA propagation and alternative splicing feedback loop, or is the augmented propagation a result of an energetic feature recognized by the RNA?
B. Ponder with plain common sense, and stick to obvious data.
Sleep and chirality are data, are evidence that RNAs ARE ORGANISMS, alive, that came into being and were active prior to the evolution of metabolism. RNAs are not just “genes in the organisms”. They are Earth’s base primal organisms. Plain and simple. Why complicate the obvious simple evident data?
Add to this the embarrassingly obvious evident data-based concepts of the dual cycle universe, with cosmic expansion as the driver of universal evolution, the continuous melee of all mass formats for energy.
Our essential science interests should be the BASIC ESSENTIAL existential matters. Seek them carefully within the infinite number of mechanisms. Focus on the mechanisms that are rational evidence for the basic matters.
This is the opinion of an old-timer, a self-considered scientist, tired of the preposterous 20th-21st centuries technology culture and of the century-old corrupt science trade union-guild-establishment.