Autogenesis

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Autogenesis may refer to:

  • Abiogenesis, the origination of life from non-living things, as believed by Aristotle and in modern evolutionary theory.
  • Orthogenesis, a discredited evolutionary idea that hypothesised a directed 'teleological' form of evolution.
  • "Christ the Autogenes" in gnostic texts such as the Secret Book of John.
  • Autogeny, the reproductive strategy in insects in which the bodily food reserves of an adult female will support reproduction without feeding, particularly without a blood meal before oviposition.
  • The highest stage in the development of complex adaptive systems in Viable System Theory.
  • Autogenesis, a proposed kind of thermodynamic synergy that the first living creature may have possessed.

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Autogenic may refer to: