Don mikulecky wrote:
"Robert Rosen, author of Life Itself and Essays on Life Itself
published by Columbia University Press, was a mathematical Biologist
who studied under Nicholas Rashevsky at the University of Chicago.
He used a model system, the metabolism-repair [M,R] system and
category theory to differentiate organism from mechanism. The key
feature is in causal entailment. Organisms are closed to efficient
cause while mechanisms are poorly entailed causally and need outside
The Earth system meets every aspect of Rosen's stringent criteria
for an organism. All entailment is within the system and the only
outside source is the sun. "
I would argue that the moon is too important to ignore.
The roiling by the moon gravity wave was essential for the
nucleotide sorting early gaia and even later as the more complex
conductivity changing patterns from cell cumulations evolved the
moon provided a random signal to be generated.
Example. It is well known that algae blooms occur after a tropical
storm has roiled waters. Imagine if, electrically, a pattern set in,
electrically, whereby only one part of the ocean saw recurrant
upwellings from roiling storms and biological activity afterwards.
What would allow another part of the earth, even it it should
have "seed" algae at the surface and vaste nutrients below to
increase its conductivity via a bloom but for something to randomly
stir the oceans. Enter the moon.
Gravity waves from the moon are essential for this process. Some of
the best proof is the Keeling Whorf paper, found here:
Mars, for instance, without a moon, is gone.