Research Article

Prebiotic Geochemical Automata at the Intersection of Radiolytic Chemistry, Physical Complexity, and Systems Biology

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A depiction of different kinds of descriptive levels of carbon dioxide molecule behavior, arranged by energy thresholds. The use of more powerful, lower object level energy inputs is associated with the disruption of objects at finer scales of resolution that make up molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles. The perturbation of finer scale structures necessitates accounting for higher numbers of states representing higher object densities, along with formalisms for functions and relationships particular to each level.