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Title What is life? : the next fifty years : speculations on the future of biology / edited by Michael P. Murphy, Luke A.J. O'Neill.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  574.01 W555W    Check Shelf
Description xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Contains most of the contributions presented at a conference held at Trinity College, Dublin, from Sept. 20-22, 1993.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Biology -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Biology -- Congresses.
Life (Biology) -- Congresses.
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961. What is life? -- Congresses.
Indexed Term Biology Philosophy
Added Author Murphy, Michael P. (Michael Patrick), 1963-
O'Neill, Luke A. J.
ISBN 052145509X hardback
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