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dc.contributor.authorAnnila, Arto
dc.contributor.authorKolehmainen, Erkki
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-04T04:39:28Z
dc.date.available2016-07-04T04:39:28Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationAnnila, A., & Kolehmainen, E. (2015). On the divide between animate and inanimate. <i>Journal of Systems Chemistry</i>, <i>6</i>(2). <a href="https://doi.org/10.1186/s13322-015-0008-8" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1186/s13322-015-0008-8</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_24578732
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_65390
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/50694
dc.description.abstractVitalism was abandoned already for a long time ago, yet the impression that animate beings differ in some fundamental way from inanimate objects continues to thrive. Here, we argue that scale free patterns, found throughout nature, present convincing evidence that this demarcation is only imaginary. Therefore, all systems ought to be regarded alike, i.e., all are consuming free energy in least time. This way evolutionary processes can be understood as a series of changes from one state to another, so that flows of energy themselves naturally select those ways and means, such as species and societies or gadgets and galaxies to consume free energy in the least time in quest of attaining thermodynamic balance in respective surroundings. This holistic worldview, albeit an accurate account of nature, was shelved soon after its advent at the turn of the 18th century, because the general tenet did not meet that time expectations of a deterministic law, but now it is time to reconsider the old universal imperative against observations rather than expectations.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Systems Chemistry
dc.subject.otherfree energy
dc.subject.othernon-determinism
dc.subject.otherprinciple of least action
dc.subject.otherlaw of thermodynamics
dc.subject.otherscale invariant
dc.titleOn the divide between animate and inanimate
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201607013455
dc.contributor.laitosKemian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.oppiaineOrgaaninen kemiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineOrganic Chemistryen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2016-07-01T12:16:01Z
dc.type.coarhttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_2df8fbb1
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1759-2208
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume6
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2015 Annila and Kolehmainen; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3168
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1186/s13322-015-0008-8
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© 2015 Annila and Kolehmainen; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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