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Life's solution : inevitable humans in a lonely universe

Author: S Conway Morris; International Society for Science and Religion.
Publisher: [Cambridge] : [International Society for Science and Religion], [2008?]
Series: ISSR Library, no. ZZ3 CS01.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Simon Conway Morris takes us on a tour of life that encompasses both classic examples of convergence, such as the camera-eyes of octopus and human, and remarkable new work that shows, for example, how ants have developed agriculture independently of us. Embedded in the evolutionary process are both latent inevitabilities and pathways that will be repeatedly explored. Underpinned by DNA, the weirdest molecule in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Conway Morris; International Society for Science and Religion.
ISBN: 9780521827041 0521827043 9780521603256 0521603250
OCLC Number: 758499453
Notes: Previously published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Description: xxi, 464 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Cambridge Sandwich --
Looking for Easter Island --
Can we break the great code? --
Universal Goo: life as a cosmic principle? --
The origin of life: straining the soup or our credulity? --
Uniquely lucky? The strangeness of Earth --
Converging on the extreme --
Seeing convergence --
Alien convergences? --
The non-prevalence of humanoids? --
Evolution bound: the ubiquity of convergence? --
Towards a theology of evolution --
Last word.
Series Title: ISSR Library, no. ZZ3 CS01.
Responsibility: Simon Conway Morris.

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The eminent evolutionary palaeobiologist Simon Conway Morris challenges the accepted view that if the tape of life were wound back, the replay would be very different. He also asks: are we alone?  Read more...

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