Life theory

In science, life theory, or theory of life, refers to any of a number of hypothetical theories, assertions, or lines of reasoning to explain "life" as an existing phenomena, cogently.

The following is a historical listing of the various life theories:


2600BCClay creation mythImhotep The model that a god (Khnum) took clay, molded it into a human shape, on his potter's wheel, then a second god (Isis) breathed breath or spirit into the clay, bring it to life.
490BCFire theory of lifeHippocratesQuote: “heat (see: animal heat), a quantity which functions to animate, derives from an internal fire located in the left ventricle”

Flame model of life

17th centuryGunpowder theory of life
Life was conceived as being powered by something akin to the explosion of gunpowder occurring inside of animals and humans.
1771Spark theory of lifeLuigi GalvaniHolds that, based on electrical animation experiments of severed detached frog legs, that electricity (or animal electricity) and or sparks are behind the nature or principle of life.
1888Crystal model of life

1944Negative entropy theory of lifeErwin SchrodingerThe reasoning that the inverse of entropy (negative entropy) equates to order, and that life feeds on this, so to stay away from equilibrium, which in this scheme is equated to death.

2009Defunct theory of lifeLibb ThimsThe conclusion that, thermodynamically and chemically speaking, life is a concept that does not exist (see: life does not exist); rather it is a anthropomorphic religio-mythology belief lost in a philosopher's stone like search of meaning in definitional and conceptual terms in modern world of periodic tables, physics, chemistry, reaction mechanism, amid a hydrogen (not alive) to human molecule (not alive) big bang to present, connective great chain of being view of things.

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