Life is herein defined as an aggregating force (negative entropic). It is responsible for the phenomenon of EMERGENCE.  It is the force that evolved the replication of coded macromolecules.  A force that can be described using open system based equations of the second law of thermodynamics, density dependent versions of the Lotka-Voltera equations, and modeled by dissipation driven adaptive organization.

The evolution of Life  starts with  ATOMS which  arose through  Baryogenesis, Stellar Nucleogenesis, and Merging Neutron Star based Nucleosynthesis. Polymerizations  of hydrogen, phosphorus, silicon, carbon , and nitrogen lead to creation of Graphene , Buckyballs,  and Complex Biochemicals. Mixtures of biochemicals evolved into  Metabolic Networks consisting of  GADV-Proteins, PAHs  and subsequently  Peptide-RNA polymers or RNA only . These polymers evolved within  Montmorillonite Clay, Iron-Sulfur,  and /or Zinc precipitated environments on proto-earth , planetismals, and inside  cosmic spherules .

It is  unknown if the Polymer worlds evolved from a  metabolism first system , replicon first and/or hybrid solutions involving Tholins.  Current evidence exists for the presence of  life on Earth  4.2 Billion years ago.  There are also theoretical suggestions that the Last universal common ancestor of cellular life (LUCA) had  DNA sequences which would  require an origin of the genetic code to have been at least 10 Billion years ago. (longer than the existence of earth)

Cellular Life responds to destructive forces (physical and biological) by activating mobile genetic elements to create protective /defensive proteins and RNA.  Mobile Genetic Elements are agents of Darwinian variation  and they interact with  hosts,  infectious predators and cosmic-climatic-geochemical events. Continuous interaction promotes consortia development  between mobile elements and their hosts  resulting in the evolution of   complex organisms and ecosystems. Koonin’s model somewhat similarily views these forces as  being driven by parasite/anti defense systems  or the availability of resources “public goods”.

Life is suggested to go through Transitions that are influenced by Mobile Genetic Elements.

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