WIT Press

LUCUBRATION

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V7-N1-68-73

Volume

Volume 7 (2012), Issue 1

Pages

5

Page Range

68 - 73

Author(s)

N. MARCHETTINI, F. MORANDI, M. RIGATO, E. TIEZZI & E.B.P. TIEZZI

Abstract

The fascinating study of biological evolution has not yet provided answers about what separates living from inanimate matter. Although evolution is evidently part of a programme involving self-organization, it is unclear whether this programme is part of an established plan. Time plays a complex fundamental role, but no precise definition of time has yet been proposed. However, connections between modern theories, especially Prigogine’s irreversibility and Tiezzi’s ecodynamics, provide a macroscopic view of the world that enables comparison of the different levels that compose it.

Keywords

entropy, self-organization, time