Dragoi, Andrei-Lucian M.
Biology / Medicine
April 19, 2020
a redefinition of life as a genetic & epigenetic code
This paper proposes a redefinition of life as a genetic &
epigenetic code (starting from old philosophical questions) with all
life forms (LFs) being redefined as primarily "software" (SW) and
only secondarily "hardware" (HW), with all viruses (including
SARS-CoV-2) being redefined as “living” software with “nonliving”
hardware/ “storage”; based on a proposed empirical
symmetry-principle (ESP), this paper also speculatively predicts
the total biomass (of all known and unknown LFs) that already
exists or may be allowed in our observable universe (ou).