In his latest work, Kompanichenko reviews the concept of transition from non-living to living suggesting that the transition into primary forms of life might occur only in the microsystems oscillating around the bifurcation point under far-from-equilibrium conditions. The transformation consists in the inversion of the balance “free energy contribution / entropy contribution”, from negative to positive values. At the inversion moment the microsystem radically reorganizes in accordance with the new negentropy (i.e. biological) way of organization. According to this approach, the origin-of-life process on the early Earth took place in the fluctuating hydrothermal medium.
V. N. Kompanichenko
Inversion Concept of the Origin of Life
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. Volume 42, Numbers 2-3 (2012), 153-178, DOI: 10.1007/s11084-012-9279-0