Conflicting Models for the Origin of Life

The purpose of this book is to bring together the various arguments and points of view on the origin of life, highlighting their differences and conflicts, illustrating these various points of view in relation to concept, mechanism and ...

Author: Hanczyc

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119555520


Page: 600

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Towards Revealing the Origin of Life

Orig Life Evol Biosph 49:61–75 Ikehara K (under review) The origin of metabolism and GADV hypothesis on the origin of life. Smoukov SK, Seckbach J, Gordon R (eds) Conflicting Models for the Origin of Life [Volume 1 in the series ...

Author: Kenji Ikehara

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030710874

Category: Science

Page: 240

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The origin of life has been investigated by many researchers from various research fields, such as Geology, Geochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Astronomy and so on. Nevertheless, the origin of life remains unsolved. One of the reasons for this could be attributed to the different approaches that researchers have used to understand the events that happened on the primitive Earth. The origins of the main three members of the fundamental life system, as gene, genetic code and protein, could be only separately understood with these approaches. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the origins of gene, the genetic code, tRNA, metabolism, cell structure and protein not separately but comprehensively under a common concept in order to understand the origin of life, because the six members are intimately related to each other. In this monograph, the author offers a comprehensive hypothesis to explain the origin of life under a common concept. At the same time, the author offers the [GADV] hypothesis contrasting it with other current hypotheses and discusses the results of analyses of genes/proteins and the experimental data available in the exploration of the current knowledge in the field. This book is of interest for science students, researchers and the general public interested in the origin of life.

Planet Formation and Panspermia

[11.34] Maruyama, S. and Ebisuzaki, T., A nuclear geyser origin of life, in: Conflicting Models for the origin of Life [COLF, Volume in the series: Astrobiology Perspectives on Life of the Universe], R. Gordon and J. Seckbach (Series ...

Author: Joseph Seckbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119640938

Category: Science

Page: 354

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An in-depth view of the panspermia hypothesis examined against the latest knowledge of planetary formation and related processes. Panspermia is the concept that life can be passively transported through space on various bodies and seed, habitable planets and moons, which we are beginning to learn may exist in large numbers. It is an old idea, but not popular with those who prefer that life on Earth started on Earth, an alternative, also unproven hypothesis. This book updates the concept of panspermia in the light of new evidence on planet formation, molecular clouds, solar system motions, supernovae ejection mechanisms, etc. Thus, it is to be a book about newly understood prospects for the movement of life through space. The novel approach presented in this book gives new insights into the panspermia theory and its connection with planetary formation and the evolution of galaxies. This offers a good starting point for future research proposals about exolife and a better perspective for empirical scrutiny of panspermia theory. Also, the key to understanding life in the universe is to understand that the planetary formation process is convolved with the evolution of stellar systems in their galactic environment. The book provides the synthesis of all these elements and gives the readers an up-to-date insight on how panspermia might fit into the big picture. Audience Given the intrinsic interdisciplinary nature of the panspermia hypothesis the book will have a wide audience across various scientific disciplines covering astronomy, biology, physics and chemistry. Apart from scientists, the book will appeal to engineers who are involved in planning and realization of future space missions.

Technosignatures for Detecting Intelligent Life in Our Universe

Check out these published and forthcoming related titles from Scrivener Publishing Origin of Life via Archaea By Richard ... ISBN 978-1-119-86509-4 Conflicting Models for the Origin of Life Edited by Stoyan K. Smoukov, Joseph Seckbach, ...

Author: Anamaria Berea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111964089X

Category: Science

Page: 192

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TECHNOSIGNATURES FOR DETECTING INTELLIGENT LIFE IN OUR UNIVERSE This book shows the current state of the research in the field of technosignatures, presenting novel ideas from economics, forecasting, and data sciences, making it an ideal research compendium for scientists. The book summarizes the multiple interdisciplinary efforts that have contributed to the field of technosignatures. The technosignatures represent any signals that can be collected from the Universe, such as radio wavelengths, optical signals, and many more, that can be potential candidates as signals emitted intentionally from another part of the Universe that is not Earth. It shows how current advances in science, technology, and social sciences can support this effort and can be used as both a resource for the scientists in the field and as a reference for the public at large interested in the topic. It includes novel research work from economics, forecasting, and data sciences fields, as well as a deeper understanding of the role mass media and popular fiction has played in the evolution of this field. Audience The book will interest both natural scientists (astronomers and astrophysicists) and social scientists (economists), as well as the new emerging data scientists. Amateur astronomers will be attracted to the book as well.

Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics

Suffice it to say that at present the field of origin-of-life studies has dissolved into a cacophony of conflicting models, each unconvincing, seriously incomplete, and incompatible with competing models.

Author: Robert T. Pennock

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262661241

Category: Religion

Page: 825

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The last decade saw the arrival of a new player in the creation/evolution debate—the intelligent design creationism (IDC) movement, whose strategy is to act as "the wedge" to overturn Darwinism and scientific naturalism. This anthology of writings by prominent creationists and their critics focuses on what is novel about the new movement. It serves as a companion to Robert Pennock's Tower of Babel, in which he criticizes the wedge movement, as well as other new varieties of creationism. The book contains articles previously published in specialized, hard-to-find journals, as well as new contributions. Each section contains introductory background information, articles by influential creationists and their critics, and in some cases responses by the creationists. The discussions cover IDC as a political movement, IDC's philosophical attack on evolution, the theological debate over the apparent conflict between evolution and the Bible, IDC's scientific claims, and philosopher Alvin Plantinga's critique of naturalism and evolution. The book concludes with Pennock's "Why Creationism Should Not Be Taught in the Public Schools."

Cengage Advantage Books Understanding Arguments An Introduction to Informal Logic

Suffice it to say that at present the field of origin-of-life studies has dissolved into a cacophony of conflicting models, each unconvincing, seriously incomplete, and incompatible with competing models.

Author: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177347

Category: Education

Page: 528

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ADVANGEBOOKS - UNDERSTANDING ARGUMENTS: AN INTRODUCTION TO INFORMAL LOGIC, 9E shows readers how to construct arguments in everyday life, using everyday language. In addition, this easy-to-read textbook also devotes three chapters to the formal aspects of logic including forms of argument, as well as propositional, categorical, and quantificational logic. Plus, this edition helps readers apply informal logic to legal, moral, scientific, religious, and philosophical scenarios, too. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Christian Worldview Vs Postmodernism

The story of the slow paralysis of research on life's origin is quite interesting, but space precludes its ... Suffice it to say that at present the field of originoflife studies has dissolved into a cacophony of conflicting models, ...

Author: Dave Armstrong

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257179659

Category: Religion


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Examination and rational comparison of the Christian and postmodernist philosophies, with in-depth treatment of such important topics as the problem of evil, the "problem of good" and meaningfulness in atheism, miracles, the relationship of Christianity to science and scientific method, atheist unproven axioms and premises, and the cosmological and teleological arguments for God's existence.

Memory Amnesia and the Hippocampal System

Suffice it to say that at present the field of origin - of - life studies has dissolved into a cacophony of conflicting models , each unconvincing , seriously incomplete , and incompatible with competing models .

Author: Neal J. Cohen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262531320

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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In this sweeping synthesis, Neal J. Cohen and Howard Eichenbaum bring togetherconverging findings from neuropsychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science that provide thecritical clues and constraints for developing a more comprehensive understanding of memory.Specifically, they offer a cognitive neuroscience theory of memory that accounts for the nature ofmemory impairment exhibited in human amnesia and animal models of amnesia, that specifies thefunctional role played by the hippocampal system in memory, and that provides further understandingof the componential structure of memory.The authors' central thesis is that the hippocampal systemmediates a capacity for declarative memory, the kind of memory that in humans supports consciousrecollection and the explicit and flexible expression of memories. They argue that this capacityemerges from a representation of critical relations among items in memory, and that such arelational representation supports the ability to make inferences and generalizations from memory,and to manipulate and flexibly express memory in countless ways. In articulating such a descriptionof the fundamental nature of declarative representation and of the mnemonic capabilities to which itgives rise, the authors' theory constitutes a major extension and elaboration of the earlierprocedural-declarative account of memory.Support for this view is taken from a variety ofexperimental studies of amnesia in humans, nonhuman primates, and rodents. Additional support isdrawn from observations concerning the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the hippocampal system.The data taken from divergent literatures are shown to converge on the central theme of hippocampalinvolvement in declarative memory across species and across behavioral paradigms.Neal J. Cohen isAssistant Professor in the Amnesia Research Laboratory at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science andTechnology, and in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois. Howard Eichenbaum isProfessor of Psychology and Neurobiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Extremophile as Astrobiological Models

Although there are at least two dozen hypotheses purporting to explain the origin of life, in essence they can all be ... In actual fact, there is no conundrum, as both of these two diametrically conflicting models cannot be completely ...

Author: Joseph Seckbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119591686

Category: Science

Page: 416

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The data in this book are new or updated, and will serve also as Origin of Life and evolutionary studies. Endospores of bacteria have a long history of use as model organisms in astrobiology, including survival in extreme environments and interplanetary transfer of life. Numerous other bacteria as well as archaea, lichens, fungi, algae and tiny animals (tardigrades, or water bears) are now being investigated for their tolerance to extreme conditions in simulated or real space environments. Experimental results from exposure studies on the International Space Station and space probes for up to 1.5 years are presented and discussed. Suggestions for extaterrestrial energy sources are also indicated. Audience Researchers and graduate students in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and astrobiology, as well as anyone interested in the search for extraterrestrial life and its technical preparations.

Natural Theology Collected Readings

The story of the slow paralysis of research on life's origin is quite interesting, but space precludes its ... Suffice it to say that at present the field of originoflife studies has dissolved into a cacophony of conflicting models, ...

Author: Jean W. Rioux

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725242427

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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Contemporaries of Immanuel Kant understood his 'Critique of Pure Reason' and 'Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics' as ultimately solving some of the questions perpetually raised by theists: Is there a God? Can we even answer such a question? Kant's system, and his conclusion, seemed the death knell of respectable philosophizing about divine matters. It is obvious to contemporary philosophers, however, that our fascination with such questions remains undiminished. It may be that Kant's own system is as much in dispute as the matters he intended to put to rest. It may be that, like Aristotle himself, we remain convinced that Mind lies behind the natural order of things. In any case, philosophers continue to debate those questions raised by the ancient philosophers who turned their minds heavenward to ask about the first of all causes. In 'Natural Theology: Collected Readings', Jean Rioux has provided a good selection of philosophical texts dealing with the existence and nature of God. They range from a consideration of distinctions from Aristotle's logical works to some of the classical arguments found in the writings of Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, and Paley. Also included are some of the more important passages from the agnostic philosophers: Kant, Hume, Feuerbach, and Russell. While not intended as a stand-alone text in the philosophy of God, 'Natural Theology: Collected Readings' does supply a number of original texts that collectively form the backbone of traditional considerations of the divine from a philosophical perspective.