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THE UNIVERSAL EVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

Shkliarevsky, Gennady (2021) THE UNIVERSAL EVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE. [Preprint]

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The origin of life occupies a very important place in the study of the evolution. Its liminal location between life and non-life poses special challenges to researchers who study this subject. Current approaches in studying the origin and evolution of early life are reductive: they either reduce the domain of non-life to the domain of life or vice versa. This contribution seeks to provide a perspective that would avoid reductionism of any kind. Its goal is to outline a frame that would include both domains and their respective evolutions as its particular cases. The study examines the main theoretical perspectives on the origin and evolution of early life and provides a constructive critique of these perspectives. An objective view requires viewing an object or a phenomenon from all available points of view. The goal of this contribution is not to prove the current perspectives wrong and to deny their achievements. It seeks to provide an angle that would be sufficiently wide and would allow synthesizing current perspectives for a comprehensive and objective interpretation of the origin and evolution of early life. In other words, it seeks to outline a frame for an objective view that will help understand life’s place within the universe.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Shkliarevsky, Gennadyshkliare@bard.edu0000-0002-2310-5660
Keywords: Origin of life, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, multicellular life, process of creation, evolution, conservation, and levels of organization.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Gennady Shkliarevsky
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 02:35
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 02:35
Item ID: 18905
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18564.86404
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18905

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