Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological RelativityClick for this Resource!
Publisher description – “In this thought-provoking book, Denis Noble formulates the theory of biological relativity, emphasising that living organisms operate at multiple levels of complexity and must therefore be analysed from a multi-scale, relativistic perspective. Noble explains that all biological processes operate by means of molecular, cellular and organismal networks. The interactive nature of these fundamental processes is at the core of biological relativity and, as such, challenges simplified molecular reductionism. Noble shows that such an integrative view emerges as the necessary consequence of the rigorous application of mathematics to biology. Drawing on his pioneering work in the mathematical physics of biology, he shows that what emerges is a deeply humane picture of the role of the organism in constraining its chemistry, including its genes, to serve the organism as a whole, especially in the interaction with its social environment. This humanistic, holistic approach challenges the common gene-centred view held by many in modern biology and culture.”
- Used by people who call the work: Gaia Theory/Science-Based Systems Thinking, Other ()
- Applies a deep time evolutionary perspective to: Agriculture, Art, Biology and Earth Systems Science, Ecology/Sustainability, Education, Government, Law, Other (relativity systems thinking levels of organization religious and scientific thought), Religion/Spirituality, Social Justice
- Learning Stages: Adult Education, Higher Education, Lifelong, Secondary 9 - 12
- Type: Book
- Keywords: life, levels, scales, relativity, biological relativity, quantum mechanics, biological organization, Denis Nodle, neo-Darwinism, Modern Synthesis, Conrad Waddington, Barbara McClintock
- Why I love this Resource: Written to be understood by a lay reader, Noble lays out the newest thinking about the origin of life and evolution with clarity and grace.
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- Posted By: James MacAllister
- Date Added: December 18, 2016