So Jeremy England has caused a splash in the biological life sciences this past decade because of this “physics based” approach to life systems.
When I was in college I thought a lot about this topic, namely that life arose as a result of thermodynamic forces.
I didn’t have the vocab or tool kit that England has, being I’m not a physicist or biologist.
But I thought a lot about economics, and how it applies to life and ecological systems.
Everything is supply and demand, namely of energy.
Energy is what sustains life. We consume energy to live. Economies are just efficient systems of transferring energy (goods and services that aid in our self preservation) that allow of the proliferation of life (population growth being the marker)
So this read is compelling and his hypothesis resonates deeply with my intuitions.