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Entropy (state of "disorder") of a closed system always increases, never decreases.
How can we then account for the formation of increasingly complex molecules needed for life from the so-called "primordial soup"? All other planets in Solar system follow this rule - very simple set of chemicals in their atmospheres, rarely anything more complex than basic inorganic stuff. Pretty much all organic molecules are associated with life - created by bacteria or other live organisms.
Can anybody explain this to me, please?
Originally posted by Dispo
To play devil's advocate for a minute, the elemental composition of rocks, e.g. (SiO2)n is infinitesimally simpler than the elemental composition of the genetic bases e.g. C10H13N5O4 which then form triplet codes (e.g. 3x previous) which are used to produce specific amino acids, several of which are combined to produce specific 1* --> 2* --> 3* structures which have a binding site which is exactly the shape required to perform function X.