Sources for video, “Was Life Inevitable?”

Sources for video: https://youtu.be/_H0yoBiBM5s

Fitness of the Cosmos For Life – Simon Conway Morris, John Barrow, Stephen Freeland, Charles Harper

Deep Structure of Biology – Simon Conway Morris

The Origin at 150: is a new evolutionary synthesis in sight: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19836100

No Turning Back: The Nonequilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics of becoming (and remaining) Life-Like

Spontaneous fine-tuning to environment in many-species chemical reaction networks: http://www.pnas.org/content/114/29/7565

Self-Organized Resonance during Search of a Diverse Chemical Space: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.038001

Statistical Physics of Self-Replication: https://arxiv.org/abs/1209.1179

Quanta Magazine – A New Physics Theory of Life: https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-new-thermodynamics-theory-of-the-origin-of-life-20140122/

Evolution was chemically constrained: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12468283

Universality in intermediary metabolism: http://www.pnas.org/content/101/36/13168.full

Self-Propelled Oil Droplets Consuming “Fuel” Surfactant: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja806689p

Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life:

A Production of Amino Acids Under Possible Primitive Earth Conditions: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/117/3046/528

Origin of organic compounds on the primitive earth and in meteorites: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01796123

Evidence for Extraterrestrial Amino-acids and Hydrocarbons in the Murchison Meteorite: https://idp.nature.com/authorize?response_type=cookie&client_id=grover&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nature.com%2Farticles%2F228923a0

Racemic amino acids from the ultraviolet photolysis of interstellar ice analogues: https://www.nature.com/articles/416401a

A ‘periodic table’ for protein structures: https://www.nature.com/articles/416657a

A new approach to protein fold recognition: https://www.nature.com/articles/358086a0

Introduction to Protein Structure – Carl Branden, John Tooze

The Protein Folds as Platonic Forms: New Support for the Pre-Darwinian Conception of Evolution by Natural Law: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022519302931280

Similarities of protein topologies: Evolutionary divergence, functional convergence or principles of folding: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/16185934_Similarities_of_protein_topologies_Evolutionary_divergence_functional_convergence_or_principles_of_folding

Convergent evolution in structural elements of proteins investigated using cross profile analysis: https://bmcbioinformatics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2105-13-11

Convergent evolution of similar enzymatic function on different protein folds: the hexokinase, ribokinase, and galactokinase families of sugar kinases: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8382990

Protein folding is a convergent problem!: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X1631806X

Colloquium: Geometrical approach to protein folding: a tube picture: https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/RevModPhys.75.23

A protein taxonomy based on secondary structure: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10404226

Exploring the folding landscape of a structured RNA: http://www.pnas.org/content/99/1/155.full

Synthesis of activated pyrimidine ribonucleotides in prebiotically plausible conditions: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature08013

Wired – LIFE’S FIRST SPARK RE-CREATED IN THE LABORATORY: https://www.wired.com/2009/05/ribonucleotides/

Synthesis of long prebiotic oligomers on mineral surfaces: https://www.nature.com/articles/381059a0

Catalysts for the self-polymerization of adenosine cyclic 2′,3′-phosphate: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01654098

Self-assembling Behavior of Designer Lipid-like Peptides: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10615800600658586

Dynamic Behaviors of Lipid-Like Self-Assembling Peptide A6D and A6K Nanotubes: http://web.mit.edu/lms/www/PDFpapers/ps/Nagai,%20A.%20et%20al,%20JNN,%202007.pdf

Self-replicating micelles: aqueous micelles and enzymatically driven reactions in reverse micelles: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja00022a002?journalCode=jacsat

The concept of self-organization in cellular architecture: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2198832/

No evidence for a genetic blueprint: The case of the “complex” mammalian photoreceptor: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26044481

Morphogenetic Properties of Microtubules and Mitotic Spindle Assembly: https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(00)81285-4.pdf

Self-organizing optic-cup morphogenesis in three-dimensional culture: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature09941

Before programs: the physical origination of multicellular forms: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16479496

The Origin of Form Was Abrupt Not Gradual: https://archive.archaeology.org/online/interviews/newman.html

Dynamical patterning modules: physico-genetic determinants of morphological development and evolution: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1478-3975/5/1/015008/pdf

Form and function remixed: developmental physiology in the evolution of vertebrate body plans: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24817211

To shape a cell: an inquiry into the causes of morphogenesis of microorganisms: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2128368

The Structure of Evolutionary Theory – Stephen Jay Gould

Hoyle on evolution, Nature, Vol. 294, No. 5837 (November 12, 1981), p. 105

How we are shaped: the biomechanics of gastrulation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12694202

Principles that Govern the Folding of Protein Chains: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/181/4096/223

Shapes: Nature’s Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts – Phil Ball

The Shape of Life: Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form –  Rudolf Raff

Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body – Neil Shubin

Hox Genes Regulate Digit Patterning by Controlling the Wavelength of a Turing-Type Mechanism: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4486416/

A molecular mechanism for the origin of a key evolutionary innovation, the bird beak and palate, revealed by an integrative approach to major transitions in vertebrate history: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25964090

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo – Sean B. Carroll

Mechanisms of Limb Patterning in Crustaceans: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282690221_Mechanisms_of_Limb_Patterning_in_Crustaceans

Leg development in flies versus grasshoppers: differences in dpp expression do not lead to differences in the expression of downstream components of the leg patterning pathway: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10725238

A double segment periodicity underlies segment generation in centipede development: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15268854

A conserved mode of head segmentation in arthropods revealed by the expression pattern of Hox genes in a spider: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9724761

Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis – Michael Denton

Biology of Amphibians – William E. Duellman and Linda Trueb

Increasing morphological complexity in multiple parallel lineages of the Crustacea: http://www.pnas.org/content/105/12/4786.full

Convergent evolution of aposematic coloration in Neotropical poison frogs: a molecular phylogenetic perspective: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1439609204700707

Evidence for convergent evolution in the antimicrobial peptide system in anuran amphibians: https://www.academia.edu/22259273/Evidence_for_convergent_evolution_in_the_antimicrobial_peptide_system_in_anuran_amphibians

Convergent Evolution: Pick Your Poison Carefully: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(09)02153-8

Gradual Adaptation Toward a Range-Expansion Phenotype Initiated the Global Radiation of Toads: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5966/679

‘Toadness’ a Key Feature for Global Spread of These Amphibians: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5966/633.1

Phylogeny of the avian genus Pitohui and the evolution of toxicity in birds: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790308004703

Poivre, C., 1976. Observations on the biology, behavior and the phenomenon of convergence among Mantispides(Planipennes). Entomologiste, 32(1): 2-19.

Deja vu: the evolution of feeding morphologies in the Carnivora: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21672827

Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution – John Gittleman

Do convergent ecomorphs evolve through convergent morphological pathways: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1666/10007.1

Morphological convergence of the prey-killing arsenal of sabertooth predator: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1666/10036.1

Iterative evolution of hypercarnivory in canids (Mammalia: Carnivora): Evolutionary interactions among sympatric predator: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279713882_Iterative_evolution_of_hypercarnivory_in_canids_Mammalia_Carnivora_Evolutionary_interactions_among_sympatric_predators

The Cheetah: Native American: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1979Sci…205.1155A

Osteolepiforms and the ancestry of tetrapods: https://www.nature.com/articles/27421

Comparative genomics reveals convergent evolution between the bamboo-eating giant and red pandas: http://www.pnas.org/content/114/5/1081.abstract

Convergent evolution of the genomes of marine mammals: https://www.nature.com/articles/ng.3198

Convergent evolution of bilaterian nerve cords: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25030

Genome-wide signatures of convergent evolution in echolocating mammals: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature12511

Life’s Solutions – Simon Conway Morris

The Runes of Evolution – Simon Conway Morris

Darwin’s aliens: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/darwins-aliens/89B3E0F2165EB8D63A7C5EAA7D9702D3

Aliens may be more like us than we think: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-10-31-aliens-may-be-more-us-we-think

Evolution of the human brain: when bigger is better: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3973910/

What We Still Don’t Know: “Are We Real?”

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3 thoughts on “Sources for video, “Was Life Inevitable?”

  1. Greetings, IP. I was recently reading your response to AntiCitizenX’s video about the modal ontological argument, and while I agree that AntiCitizenX’s criticisms were wrong, what I read in your response caused me to began thinking about logic and it’s relation to reality. If you don’t mind, I was wondering if I could ask you a couple of questions?

  2. This is an excellent, informative and inspiring video with in-depth authoritative research. Is it possible to also post the transcript of this video here or elsewhere appropriate, so that i can revisit the rich details in my own pace. Many thanks

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