ObjectHunter
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I am Frank, a freelance Java developer specialized in backend development from south western germany.

Life, the universe and sorting

posted by fas on 2010-03-03 . Tagged as blog

So here is what recently occured to me. It's all neatly sorted around humans. Cars in parking lots, books on shelves, contents in a cupboard.
From a thermodynamical view just staying alive means you have to sort your body by applying work to transfer energy from the outside i.e. eat. Just look at the Action Potential as a nice illustration of how organisms have need for sorting ions.
So if all life is constantly sorting and life begets life, does that mean life is a poorly implemented recursive sorting algorithm?

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