Thermodynamics and biological evolution
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The author of the present paper hopes that the thermodynamic nature of biological evolution will be perceived in the nearest future. He suggests a macrothermodynamic model that takes into account the fact that in the course of ontogenesis, philogenesis and the appropriate stages of the general biological evolution the biosystems are enriched by energy-intensive chemical substances, which force water out of these systems. Moreover, macrothermodynamics helps one to understand adaptive changes in the composition and structure of the biosystems.
Key wordsBiological evolution macrothermodynamics hierarchical system quasi-closed system ontogenesis phylogenesis chemical composition of living bodies
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