Natural Selection of Complex Biochemical Reactions

6 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

Date Written: March 18, 2018


Here we discuss the concept that life has to do with the evolution and survival of the most stable and fittest combinations of chemical reactions over time. In this case, regardless of the initial conditions, the result will be similar due to selection. Once organic chemistry comes into play, the spatial complexity of the interactions became too enormous for equillibrium.

In addition, if one excludes our perspective biases (forcing us to divide into individual organisms, systems, organs) then life's reactions as a whole seems to be more about disorder than order. The final resulting reactions will appear to have survival and self-sustaining capacities but this might be more of a self-fulfilling prophesy if the observers are exactly the resulting reactions.

Keywords: evolution, natural, selection, chemical, reactions

Suggested Citation

Sakellakis, Minas, Natural Selection of Complex Biochemical Reactions (March 18, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Minas Sakellakis (Contact Author)

University of Patras ( email )


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