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A case against accident and self-organization

Author: Dean L Overman
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1997.
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In this book, Dean L. Overman uses logical principles and mathematical calculations to answer the questions that have long perplexed biologists and astrophysicists: Is it mathematically possible that accidental processes caused the formation of the first form of living matter from non-living matter? Could accidental processes have caused the formation of a universe compatible with life? Are current self-organization
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Overman, Dean L.
Case against accident and self-organization.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1997
(OCoLC)645893718
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean L Overman
ISBN: 0847689662 9780847689668 0761808132 9780761808138
OCLC Number: 37211250
Description: xx, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Verbal and mathematical logic relating to questions presented --
Case against accident from mathematical probabilities in molecular biology --
The problem of complexity : the generation of sufficient information content --
Case against accident from precision of values in particle astrophysics required for the formation of life --
Ethical implications of chance or impersonal beginning --
Summary and conclusion --
Appendix : some important physical values.
Responsibility: Dean L. Overman.

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In this study of the origins of life and the universe the author demonstrates that it is mathematically impossible that accidental processes produced the first living matter.  Read more...

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