Any increasingly complex chemical reaction system undergo a sort of natural sele - (Sep/19/2015 )
Sometimes, if you have a huge number of initial chemical compounds plus a strong external energy, it might be possible to obtain a big number of resulting compounds, which in turn can react with the initial ones. The total number of different substrates might be so big that equillibrium might be avoided, and instead the system might go towards higher and higher complexity. In this case, after trillions of years, the end result would be a tremendously complex system of reactions.
Interestingly, these reactions will be composed of repeated sub-systems (reproduction?) and in general, the properties of the reactions that will be eventually present at the end would be those whose selected due to survival capacities and ability to maintain themselves in the long-term.
I this case, a life-like system would be created.
Since we are chemical reactions ourselves and we observe the phenomenon of life that is a system in which we are included, can this actually be the case in reality after all?
Probably not, because this will lead to a chemical mixture, not to highly ordered organisms. However, i am not so sure how can we appreciate single ordered cells in isolation, without taking account that they an integral part of what is known as "life as a whole". And what does the creation of life with the help of external energy mean for entropic state changes of the entity called "life as a whole"? Can entropy actually increase? Are there any experimental data?