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From complexity to life : on the emergence of life and meaning

Author: Niels Henrik Gregersen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together a group of scholars in the sciences of complexity, and workers on the interface of science and religion, to explore the implications of complexity studies. This book includes an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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From complexity to life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2001052389
(OCoLC)48100208
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niels Henrik Gregersen
ISBN: 9780195348651 0195348656 0195186362 9780195186369 9780195150704 0195150708
OCLC Number: 57361686
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Pt 1. Defining complexity. Randomness and mathematical proof / Gregory J. Chaitin ; How to define complexity in physics, and why / Charles H. Bennett --
Pt 2. The concept of information in physics and biology. The emergence of autonomous agents / Stuart Kauffman ; Complexity and the arrow of time / Paul Davies ; Can evolutionary algorithms generate specified complexity? / William A. Dembski ; The second law of gravitics and the fourth law of thermodynamics / Ian Stewart ; Two arrows from a mighty bow / Werner R. Loewenstein --
Pt 3. Philosophical and religious perspectives. Emergence of transcendence / Harold J. Morowitz ; Complexity, emergence, and divine creativity / Arthur Peacocke ; From anthropic design to self-organized complexity / Niels Henrik Gregersen.
Responsibility: edited by Niels Henrik Gregersen.
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