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The Resource The Origin of Individuals., (electronic resource)

The Origin of Individuals., (electronic resource)

Label
The Origin of Individuals.
Title
The Origin of Individuals.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 17th century, Descartes put forth the metaphor of the machine to explain the functioning of living beings. In the 18th century, La Mettrie extended the metaphor to man. The clock was then used as the paradigm of the machine. In the 20th century, this metaphor still held but the clock was replaced by a computer. Nowadays, the organism is viewed as a robot obeying signals emanating from a computer program controlled by genetic information. This book shows that such a conception leads to contradictions not only in the theory of biology but also in its experimental research program, thereby
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Kupiec, Jean-Jacques
Dewey number
571.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Developmental genetics
  • Biodiversity
  • Molecular evolution
  • Individual differences
Label
The Origin of Individuals., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
mixed
Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Five Arguments for a New Theory of Biological Individuation; Chapter 2: What is a Probabilistic Process? Summary of the chapter; Chapter 3: The Determinism of Molecular Biology Summary of the chapter; Chapter 4: The Contradiction in Genetic Determinism Summary of the chapter; Chapter 5: Self-Organisation Does Not Resolve the Contradiction in Genetic Determinism Summary of the chapter; Chapter 6: Hetero-organisation Summary of the chapter; Chapter 7: Biology's Blind Spot Summary of the chapter
Control code
ocn536316535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812833686
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)536316535
Label
The Origin of Individuals., (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
mixed
Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Five Arguments for a New Theory of Biological Individuation; Chapter 2: What is a Probabilistic Process? Summary of the chapter; Chapter 3: The Determinism of Molecular Biology Summary of the chapter; Chapter 4: The Contradiction in Genetic Determinism Summary of the chapter; Chapter 5: Self-Organisation Does Not Resolve the Contradiction in Genetic Determinism Summary of the chapter; Chapter 6: Hetero-organisation Summary of the chapter; Chapter 7: Biology's Blind Spot Summary of the chapter
Control code
ocn536316535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812833686
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)536316535

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