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What is life? : the next fifty years : speculations on the future of biology

Author: Michael P Murphy; Luke A J O'Neill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the views of eminent scientists on current problems in biology.

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Kongreß
Dublin (1993)
Congresses
Named Person: Erwin Schrödinger; Erwin (1887-1961) Schrödinger; Erwin Schrödinger
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Murphy; Luke A J O'Neill
ISBN: 052145509X 9780521455091
OCLC Number: 31972283
Notes: Contains most of the contributions presented at a conference held at Trinity College, Dublin, from Sept. 20-22, 1993.
Description: xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is life? The next fifty years. An introduction / Michael P. Murphy and Luke A.J. O'Neill --
What will endure of 20th century biology? / Manfred Eigen --
"What is life?" as a problem in history / Stephen Jay Gould --
The evolution of human inventiveness / Jared Diamond --
Development: is the egg computable or could we generate an angel or a dinosaur? / Lewis Wolpert --
Language and life / John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry --
RNA without protein or protein without RNA? / Christian de Duve --
"What is life?": was Schrödinger right? / Stuart A. Kauffman --
Why new physics is needed to understand the mind / Roger Penrose --
Do the laws of nature evolve? / Walter Thirring --
New laws to be expected in the organism: synergetics of brain and behaviour / J.A. Scott Kelso and Hermann Haken --
Order from disorder: the thermodynamics of complexity in biology / Eric D. Schneider and James J. Kay --
Reminiscences / Ruth Braunizer.
Responsibility: edited by Michael P. Murphy, Luke A.J. O'Neill.
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'... a thought provoking book...'. Science and Christian Belief 'Given the galaxy of contributors it could hardly fail. It hasn't... a stimulating book.' A. G. Cairns-Smith, Origins of Life and Read more...

 
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