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By Sven Erik Jørgensen

Evolution is nature's such a lot interesting procedure, the chance given adequate time to mix uncomplicated inorganic compounds to an increasing number of advanced biochemical compounds, which make up increasingly more complicated organisms. it truly is consequently an important in our attempt to appreciate the evolution to work out it from as many alternative angles as attainable. This books draw a picture of evolution from the thermodynamic point of view, which supplies new and unbelievable insights into the procedures and mechanisms that experience pushed evolution. This new thermodynamic interpretation has made it attainable to quantify a number of the steps of evolution and to teach that evolution has an exponential development curve. *The first complete thermodynamic interpretation and clarification of evolution *This thermodynamic interpretation makes it attainable to quantify a number of the steps of evolution *This interpretation explains the extensive spectrum of other mechanisms on which the evolution has been established

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We can calculate the contributions from the dominant components, for instance, by the use of a model or measurements that covers the most essential components for a focal problem. The difference in eco-exergy by comparison of two different possible structures (species composition) is decisive here. Moreover, eco-exergy computations give always only relative values, as the eco-exergy is calculated relatively to the reference system. Notice that the definition of eco-exergy is very close to free energy.

Cio is the concentration of the ith component at thermodynamic equilibrium and n is the number of components. cio is very low for living component because the probability that living components are formed at thermodynamic equilibrium is very low. It implies that living components get a high exergy. cio is not zero for organisms, but will correspond to a very low probability of forming complex organic compounds spontaneously in an inorganic soup at thermodynamic equilibrium. cio on the other hand is high for inorganic components, and although cio is still low for detritus, it is much higher than for living components.

Ecosystem will have a propensity to develop towards a maximization of the ascendency (Ulanowicz, 1986). P. Odum (1969a, 1969b, 1971): at first, the biomass increases rapidly which implies that the percentage of captured incoming solar radiation increases and also the energy needed for the maintenance. Growth form I is dominant in this first phase, where not only the exergy stored increases (more biomass, more physical structure to capture more solar radiation), but also the through-flow (of useful energy), exergy dissipation and the entropy production increases due to increased need of energy for maintenance.

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