The self assembly and self replication properties of DNA are the genetic basis of the instincts self preservation and procreation.
The process of evolution of species needs to be restated as: Procreation of variant types independent of its environment by the organism and selection of some of these variants by the environment in which the organism itself is an interacting integral part. The drive behind procreation is genomic potential. The primary directionality of evolution that is the tendency to evolve into higher forms of life is inherent to the organism which may be modified by the environment followed by viral or bacterial or fungal infections via symbiosis and directed mutations in that order. The purpose of evolution is the [self] preservation of the species, the life forms.
The genomic processes have primacy over the cell processes and genomes are self programmable.
Life may be construed as a state of matter with emergent properties such as self programmability, consciousness and free will.
Future research needs to be directed towards understanding the genetic basis of the instincts and intra DNA quantum happenings and quantum computations for better understanding of living systems.
A monograph titled “genopsych” is released on 25/2/20011 authored by DMR Sekhar, This book is edited by Prof. AK Purohit and contains comments/review by experts.
Reply to Fullerton’s Comment:
Dear Michael Fullerton,
True matter or energy can’t come out of nothing. But consciousness is neither matter nor energy but a property of matter in “living State”. Property of matter changes as the state of the matter changes. We know O and H2 are gases but H2O is liquid and we also know that the properties of gases are different from properties of liquid. Are you saying that the “substance” and the “property of the substance” are one and the same? If so it is incorrect.