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Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self$
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Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015394

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001

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Chimeras and Consciousness

William Day

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This chapter reviews bacteria in terms of non-living growth processes of chemicals energized mainly by sunlight. It combines well-established chemical specifics with a metabolic overview. It demonstrates that the entire growth phenomenon appeared simultaneously, with the earliest life. It argues that light induced the emergence of the cell’s constituent systems and stabilized its dynamic states. This chapter shows that the phosphoenolpyruvate and 1,3-diphosphoglycerate are generated by the energy-growth core to activate compounds for spontaneous reactions. It proposes that the initial synthesis of the entire “energy-growth core” was the single process that has been in continuous existence. It also suggests that life continues incessantly to grow.

Keywords:   bacteria, sunlight, growth, life, phosphoenolpyruvate, dynamic state, energy-growth core

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