Hello, Thank you for your interest in this article.
There is a question here to be answered above. Are you interested in that question?
Do you want Life to be simple or complex or complicated?
And why would you want Life to be either way?
Do you care whether your Life is simple or complex?
Is it worth taking time to discuss such issue?
If you really do not care about the way your life should be maybe this article is not for you.
If you wonder why your life is the way it is instead of what you wanted it to be maybe this article will shed some light for you to see further.
For those who think the question about the simplestartllc simplicity of Life is an important one let us work on the answers.
Here is the question again; HOW SIMPLE IS LIFE?
To answer that question satisfactorily we need to understand it fully first. The question really is:
Is Life very, very simple, very simple, simple, a little complicated, complicated, very complicated, or very, very, very complicated?
Now that the question is more clarified we only need first to know what Life is in nature and in function, and second to find a way to tell the difference between simple and complicated, before deciding whether Life is simple or complicated and at which level. Let us get started to searching answers to our question: HOW SIMPLE IS LIFE?
1. What is Life?
To answer this question we need to look at the simplest life form on Earth and that is the life of a tiny microscopic single celled organism called Pleuropneumonia like organism or in short PPLO. Indeed the life of the PPLO is the simplest among all kind of lives on Earth. But simplest does not necessarily mean simple. In comparison to other forms of life the life of the PPLO is as simple as a life can be. Other life forms are more complex, they add something to this one which is the basic life form.
Now looking carefully at the life of the PPLO we can see that it is an integrated sum of elementary actions or tasks called biochemical reactions. A biochemical reaction is the simplest life task. A biochemical reaction is what causes a change in a molecule structure causing this molecule to form or to be destroyed. For example when two atoms of Hydrogen (H) link together to form the molecule of
Hydrogen H2, there is a chemical reaction. A biochemical reaction is a chemical reaction that occurs in a living cell. Through chemical reactions matter-energy changes continuously doing and undoing atomic links.