On the Nature and Origin of Life
Biology, hitherto, did not contribute considerably to the foundations of physics. On the other hand it expects its basic problems to be solved by physics.1 Biology, being essentially the study of life, ßιοσ, its main problem is: what is life? The question must have been asked innumerable times without finding a satisfactory answer. This is an unusual situation, experimental science being based on the experience that Nature answers intelligent questions intelligently. If she is silent, something may be wrong about the question. The question is wrong, because science rarely asks what things are, and is mostly contented with working on how they behave. Newton never asked what gravitation was.
KeywordsElectron Acceptor Atomic Nucleus Electron Affinity Atomic Group Satisfactory Answer
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