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Where did life come from?

Natural selection explains how organisms that already exist evolve in response to changes in their environment. But Darwin’s theory is silent on how organisms came into being in the first place, which he considered a deep mystery. What creates life … Continue reading

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“DNA is like a computer program, but far, far more advanced than any software we’ve ever created”- Bill Gates.

Extremely complex systems like our DNA can only be understood by taking into account additional “organizing principles” that emerge at various levels of complexity. This is termed “strong emergence“. In contrast, reductionists claim that you can predict life from the … Continue reading

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