Is Life Fundamental?

  • Sara Imari Walker
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


Although there has been remarkable progress in understanding some pieces of the puzzle, the emergence of life is still a mystery, presenting what is arguably one of the greatest unsolved questions in science. For the physicist or biologist, this may seem a problem for chemistry, and that the difficulty is simply that we don’t have the know-how to engineer chemical networks quiet as complex as life, at least not yet. However, current challenges and limitations in chemical synthesis and the design of complex chemical networks may be only part of the story


Information Control Darwinian Evolution Transfer Entropy Causal Efficacy Biological Realm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Earth and Space Exploration and Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in ScienceArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Blue Marble Space Institute of ScienceSeattleUSA

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