Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On the Origin of the Genes of Viruses - 6

Our 3rd generation solar system (click to enlarge)
In the previous post of this series, it was noted that scientific sources indicate that no significant carbon was created during the Big Bang.

Instead, abiotic evolution in the interiors of stars formed carbon by means of the abiotic robosome's triple-alpha process, then, in order to be available for later biotic evolution of carbon-based life as we know it, this carbon which was formed by abiotic evolution in the first generation stars, was later ejected in a supernova explosion, to then be scattered into space as dust.

Abiotic gravitational forces acting upon that ejected dust-material eventually, via abiotic evolution, formed a second generation star and solar system, which eventually also went through the supernova explosion to once again eject dust-material into space.

Once again abiotic gravity acted on that ejected material to form a third-generation star system, our solar system.

Whether or not intervals of biotic evolution formed carbon-based-life on any planets near the stars which had been formed by abiotic evolution during the first or second generation solar systems, biotic evolution has done so in this the third generation of an abiotic evolution generated solar system (You Are Here).

In the previous post I characterized that repetitively cycling cosmic system as a cosmic abiotic robosome which assembles, disassembles, and manipulates molecules into stars and planets as does, in principle, a ribosome produced by biotic evolution here on the 3rd generation solar system's planet Earth.

In the fourth post of the series I talked about the ribozyme in terms of it being a similar molecular machine when compared to a ribosome, only the ribozyme is less complex in terms of the assembly, disassembly, and/or manipulation of molecules.

Then, in the previous post of this series I wrote: "In the next post we will look closer to try to find an abiotic genetic replicator (e.g. "robozyme") for ancient RNA-virus genes".

In the macro sense this third generation solar system is produced by a cosmic abiotic robozyme in the sense that the robozyme does not continue the cycle of the cosmic abiotic robosome.

The cosmic robosome which cyclically reproduces solar systems out of molecular material, with an incrementally smaller and smaller star at the center of each successive solar system ... until ...

... the third generation star, in this case our Sun, will not go supernova but instead will
Sun becomes a red-giant & destroys some planets
become a Red Giant that will destroy any carbon-based life that has evolved on any planets near it, and it will even destroy some of the inner planets too (Life According To Science).

Eventually, during this abiotic evolution the Sun will shrink down from a Red Giant into a white dwarf star, and the remaining planets that are formed by this ongoing abiotic evolution will re-align into different orbits that are closer to their then much smaller star.

These super-intervening cosmic dynamics of assembling, manipulating then destroying
White dwarf Sun & remaining planets
molecular clouds and solar systems repetitively is all abiotic evolution, not biotic evolution.

Within those dynamics of the cosmic abiotic robosome as it were, are intervals of subsystem dynamics, that is, biotic evolution taking place on planets which have been formed by the overarching abiotic evolution.

Let's note that further abiotic evolution may take place as the Sun abiotically evolves into a Red Giant, evaporates inner planets, and warms planets that were once outside the zone where biotic evolution takes place.

After that, when the Sun abiotically evolves into a much smaller white dwarf star, and the planets are, through abiotic gravity moved closer to the then cooler Sun, biotic evolution may once again activate after the dynamics of abiotic evolution have made biotic evolution once again possible.

So, to accentuate the differences between abiotic evolution and biotic evolution, I label those sub-system dynamics a cosmic abiotic robozyme as it were, like the sub-system dynamics of a ribozyme, which also manipulates molecules within biotic carbon-based life.

Now that the stage has been set, the next post will narrow the focus to both abiotic evolution and biotic evolution that takes place on planets near the central star.

That is, the evolution which produces an "RNA world" where viruses emerge.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

It is National Poetry Month.

by Dredd

Call a cosmic robosome
a dizzying molecular machine,
like life's ribosome.

Sky factories extraordinaire,
call it abiotic,
assembling stars & planets.
Circles and orbits,
globes and rings,
again once again,
simple to complex,
little to big to little,
darkness to breathtaking.

Assembling likeness
with forces, plasmas, & quanta,
until the third one charms.

Call a cosmic robozyme
a web in a space of endless,
like life's ribozyme.

Call it ancient,
modern, young, new, or old,
it is all the same.

1 comment:

  1. "It would be impossible for life on earth to exist without carbon. Carbon is the main component of sugars, proteins, fats, DNA, muscle tissue, pretty much everything in your body" (link).