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Ethology
A study of the evolution of organic life - by Gerd Ney
2013
pre-set assumption, that it must have happened on Earth and for both functions at the same time, appears to be not
realistic. (There is the ‘clay-hypothesis’ by Cairns-Smith, which as originator of life seems to be overtaken by recent
research results. In scientific research, frequently are theories discussed which already disqualify themselves and still it
takes years to prove officially to be wrong). It appears, however, more realistic to view, the long-winded development of
photosynthesis or other means to absorb outside raw materials and to convert these into energy supply as one step over
500 or 1000 million of years. It was very likely the first step of independent life.
One other step has been the ability to hibernate for hundreds of millions of years, an extreme form of adaptation facing
extinguishment at any time; an elementary pattern which still today influences us when facing mental hopelessness to
‘switch off’, to fall in forgetfulness.
This first semi organic life must have been so plentifully spread, that it survived without raising the question of
reproduction similar to other growing inorganic substances like minerals. Parallel but not congruent with nutrition and
hibernation, at least, may have taken place the incredible far reaching evolution of replication, for instance, by means
of dividing the own entity. These three elementary patterns have not been created at the same time. The last step –
replication - also will have taken a lengthy time – probably many hundred millions of years - involving trial and errors
as with any other development. This means the life of single cells may have lasted longer but more likely, that the very
beneficial environment was the creator to produce permanent new simple ‘life’. This theory appears to be logical and
follows other developments.
For instance, minerals grow under the influence of temperature, pressure and ‘feeding’ substances. Life starts with
mutations only if forced; degenerating developments how we observe them today in our welfare state, don’t lead to
mutations. As the species didn’t spread any longer so plentiful naturally by creating new units of life through growth,
transforming biochemical substances and radiation, it had to find ways to replicate itself and by painfully dividing itself is a
tremendous solution to gain in-dependency.
A second thought is that environmentally dependent individual life had been forced to reproduce its species, progressing
the previous non-reproducing habits. As this appears to be the case the new life had always to be connected to the
‘mother’ plant as otherwise it would not have noticed the increasing difficulties to produce new life. This means that new
life grew with help of favourable environmental conditions out of the existing cell and may have later started to create its
own points of fixation to the ground. Early cell life must have spread like a carpet on the ground like today some plants are
still doing, including large trees by root propagating. The advantage of cell division is that it was less dependent upon the
ground and took herewith steps to become mobile.
What could have happened,is that the ground was not any longer secure and this is precisely the genetic message we are
able to decipher before the long Nirvana like hibernation.
Cells of plants are Eukaryote cells what means plants are a product of the Earth like animals. However, their build is
not the same. For instance, vacuole and cell walls are adapted to the needs of photosynthesis and regulation of sap
distribution. Cell division happens as well. This tells us that plants are, generally viewed, returned to the original style
of propagation and in the same time have kept sexual reproduction as an alternative after having settled in a suitable
environment. However, they are fixed to the ground of their settlement, whereas animal cells never return to the original
background of reproduction, but they exchanged the advantage of mobility against limiting their mode of spreading.
Important for the subject of this writing is that organic life had been evolved out of inorganic matter and that these two
have been hardly distinguishable for a very long period,
that elementary patterns are of inorganic origin and have been adapted by organic life,
that biological cells of simple build are existing already many billion of years, probably had been created before the Big
Bang event ( and it cannot be excluded that highly developed life existed before the Big Bang but probably didn’t survive
the event),
that plant and animal life are created here on Earth one billion of years ago and are operating with elementary patterns
which are based on previous galactic, mostly inorganic, experiences.
The general observation is that the sequence of events are not genetically memorized as a gradually timed run. The earlier
they are originated the shorter are the distances of memorizing. Still,such distances of memorizing appear not in the shape
of clustering at one point also for events reaching far back. In other words, also the Big Bang with all preliminary stages,
took many million years to take shape.
At least, the memorized event which can be deciphered today is comparable for the historic cell as a World War III using