Life driven by damaged damage

Yukio Pegio Gunji*, Tomohiro Shirakawa, Takayuki Niizato, Taichi Haruna, Igor Balaz

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Although life is destined to be approximately described as a self-referential form, the self-reference is invalidated and life avoids a contradiction. Since life does not include any contradiction, it reveals a unity as a whole. Since life is not a self-circulation, it implements diversity and evolvability. Here we show life as invalidated self-reference by constructing a model cell driven by damaged damage. Since life is always close to destruction, it exhibits both of the amoebic motion and the intelligent Physarum-like behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-37
Number of pages12
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number173
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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