How Did Life End Up With Us?

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Pub Date 30 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 09 Jan 2023

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Book One in non-fiction series – The Secrets of Life: From Big Bang to Trump

The Secrets of Life series is written for everyone who, frankly, needs a spot of cheering up, and will provide conversation starters for years after reading! O’Connor’s easy-going, conversational style brings an outsider’s questioning eye to the great forces behind life.

The first book in the four-part series contends that if we set received wisdom to one side and really dig into the facts, there are actually very few ‘secrets’ in life. Instead, suggesting it’s possible to see that from the split second of Big Bang, right up to our present attempts to make the world a better place, everything that’s alive has been trying to find strategies to survive the iron Laws of Thermodynamics, to work together to make more from less, and to overcome the constant threat of destructive, entropic forces.

How Did Life End Up With Us? delves into explanations as to the reasons behind why cooperation is the strongest force in life, and why altruism is the proof for the ‘gene-based theory of evolution’.

O’Connor reveals that from the point that life first sparked off some 3.8 billion years ago, every living thing has descended from the original cell by taking blind mutational and genetic ‘decisions’.

 Through The Secrets of Life series, aimed at general readers like himself, O’Connor recognises that life may appear as an endless and violent conflict, yet under the obvious requirement to take one another’s energy, there’s always been a deeper current that’s driving living things to higher and higher levels of cooperation. In other words, the future isn’t quite as bleak as you may believe!

Book One in non-fiction series – The Secrets of Life: From Big Bang to Trump

The Secrets of Life series is written for everyone who, frankly, needs a spot of cheering up, and will provide...


A Note From the Publisher

Example questions posed (and answered) in Book One –
How Did Life End Up With Us?
Why are mutations like a gambling scam?
And why, if DNA is just a bunch of chemical elements, does it behave like a sophisticated hedge fund manager?
If DNA is so brilliant at replicating things, then why does the reproduction process make so many mistakes?
Why does everything have to die?
How were the Beatles witnesses to one of the great scientific breakthroughs?
Is natural selection enough to explain evolution?

About the Author
SS O’Connor spent 20+ years as an advertising executive before becoming a serial entrepreneur, assembler of private equity projects, investor and corporate strategist. He has been chairman / director of numerous public and private companies. His acclaimed novel, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, published in 2013. He lives in London and Somerset.

Genres: Popular science, Evolutionary theory, Anthropology, Game Theory, Social science.

Example questions posed (and answered) in Book One –
How Did Life End Up With Us?
Why are mutations like a gambling scam?
And why, if DNA is just a bunch of chemical elements, does it behave...


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ISBN 9781739155902
PRICE £10.99 (GBP)
PAGES 270

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