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Figure 4

From: The origin of life is a spatially localized stochastic transition

Figure 4

Snapshot of a simulation of the Two’s Company model shortly after the transition to life. The living state is a dense patch of replicators that have been synthesized catalytically (red). The non-living state is characterized by a low density of replicators created by spontaneous synthesis (coloured grey) with small isolated denser patches. Once the living patch is big enough to be stable, it spreads deterministically across the lattice.

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