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The origin and mass extinctions of Species
The origin and mass extinctions of Species

Against the Entropy

Author(s): Konstantinos Maritsas
Contributor(s): Katya Melamed (Editor)
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Archaeology, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: КМ Издателство ООД
Keywords: mass extinctions; evolution, natural selection; civilization; life; death; entropy;
Summary/Abstract: How the species became extinct is easy to explain; how they appeared, however, is difficult. Were they created only once? Personally I cannot imagine the mechanism for creating new species, except in terms of the primary creation of the Meccano set, as understood by François Jacob, as a result of zero probability:The living world is, rather, like a sort of Meccano set. Equally, I cannot imagine the creation of inanimate matter except the primary creation of the Big Bang, again because of zero probability (the principle of the conservation of matter). And species that have managed to slip out of natural selection (man), they exist and will exist! Will today’s ten million animal and plant species have the same fate?The ordinary questions of the scientists interested in this field are lying in the search for common causes and patterns that may lead to a general theory of extinction. The most frequent arguments are related either to bad genes or to bad luck. Whatever were the causes, it is logic to give an idea on each of the five major mass extinctions in the fossil record. That is the purpose of the book – to identify and explain life and death, origin and extinction. But the main purpose is to explain the mass extinctions with one hypothesis and one common pattern, one common impact.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-619-91272-8-5
  • Page Count: 102
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English