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Giuseppe Sermonti offers us an alternative view to that of the evolutionists regarding the origins of life:
The origin of life, the settlement of its biochemical composition or of its genetic structure, the formation of the various taxa are by an increasing number of scientists thought to have occurred very early or very quickly. In other words their historical process is deferredto the primordial stage and is excluded from recordable time. A stationary, balanced, cyclic situation exists thereafter, in which all historical features are lost. This emerging view opposes the evolutionary view according to which Life as a general phenomenon is a progressive process; it is continuously innovated and developed, and its structure is the result of a cumulative trend.

Some aspects of the living world will be discussed in this respect, leading to the eventual conclusion that a stationary (steady state) view accounts better for the observed facts than an evolutionary (historical) view. The problem of origins is outside the domain of our understanding from the scientific point of view.

Since the beginning, Life has had an essentially constant genetic-biochemical structure. Its morphological variability is moreover under the control of physico-mathematical constants also invariant in time. In both regards—the complexity present from the beginning and the geometrical rules present (as Wisdom) outside time—Life is not historical.

Historical (evolutionary) processes in the realm of Life are likely confined to some so-called orthogenetic phenomena, the nature of which is still elusive, aside from some degenerative phenomena, more easily to be figured in connection with the law of entropy.
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