Eric Harrington – The Life Force…

In pondering the nature of the life force, something seemingly so obvious to us, yet to date never actually synthetically created, I came upon the following insight, maybe true, maybe not, but interesting none the less.


Through observation, we see the tendency for energy in the universe to naturally decay from a state of higher complexity to a state of lower complexity. This deterioration in complexity is called Entropy and is observed universally in all systems.  Thus if we assume that the antimatter world exists, logic would suggest that it has a similar expression of entropy. But the likelihood is it would be the inverse of Entropy as we know it. This “inverse entropy” would exhibit the tendency to seek an increase in complexity as opposed to a decrease.  Anything come to mind that this describes? That’s right– Life. 


Life could easily be described as an unidentifiable force which propels matter naturally from lesser to greater complexity. It in effect seeks to form a new form of itself with a greater than 1 to 1 chance of forming a newer form of greater complexity. Like gentle fingers, it slowly climbs up, as it searches through all the compounds of the universe, lifting them to greater and greater levels of sophistication. Often times it is stopped when it finds itself locked in a very stable compound like water. But rarely, it finds it way into very complex and reactive compounds like DNA and that’s when the fun begins.


 Because not only is this basic reverse entropy at play. But there is also a phenomenon called resonance, a particular fascination with Tesla and maybe his greatest discovery.  Every molecule is not a stagnant object, but in fact tiny strings vibrating.   And these vibrations can resonate, or not.  And as discovered by Tesla, resonation can lead to system energy greater that the sum of the parts because it becomes in effect a storage device.  So as life snakes it way through greater levels of complexity, it finds compounds which have resonant effects, thus creating a higher energy level when placed in close proximity of each other than separate.  And as various chemicals finally come together in a system which can harmoniously resonate, Viola, a new form of complexity is created, called life. And the same process affects these early cells as well. They randomly combine until they find the combination that resonates and once again, a greater level of complexity is reached with a multi-celled creature, etc., etc., etc., until…MAN…


~ by Eric Harrington on September 10, 2008.

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