Life Science Research Papers

The following life science research papers were all edited by Richard Underwood.

A New Definition of Life and Death

This research proposes a new definition of life, that something is living if it is one of a species capable of self-replication and Darwinian evolution, or is descended from such a species, and is able to sense and respond to its environment. – First Published in Bioscience Today, 23 June 2017, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15943.91040 – Link to ‘Definition of Life’ full research paper.

Quantum Life: The Unity of Life in a Quantum Universe

This research paper presents the hypothesis that the universe itself may be alive and capable of Darwinian evolution. – First Published 12 Oct 2022, DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.21317598 – Link to ‘Quantum Life’ full research paper.

How Life Begins: The Search for the Origins of Life Should Begin by Examining How Life is Created Today

This research paper suggests that instead of looking to the past, a more productive search for the origin of life may be to examine the way in which new life is currently being created from the inanimate food we eat. – First Published Bioscience Today, 08 July 2017, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21907.99360 – Link to ‘How Life Begins’ full research paper.

All the above life science research papers were all edited by Richard Underwood. Bookmark the page! He is currently researching ‘consciousness’, so additional research papers will appear here in due course.