In my previous 4 posts, I attempted to demonstrate how the definition of life as an information threshold, combined with the non-locality of information, and the inversion of space-time at an “event horizon” give us a handle on the origin-of-life (OOL).
But what I failed to do, was to give a complete example. While racking my brain, I realized that Craig Venter’s claim to have made artificial life was a perfect example. Now I know all the criticism of Venter: he copied an existing genome, he used a living cell to culture his copy, his copying machine involved biological reagents, etc. But grant me the privilege of pretending that he accomplished what he really wanted to demonstrate, and that was the making a new genome that had never existed before since the beginning of time.