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Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

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This volume collects over 40 articles from prominent researchers in the life, physical, and social sciences, medicine, and the philosophy of science that examine the philosophical and scientific question of how design emerged in the natural world.

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Date of Publication26/08/2012
GenreLife Sciences: General
Series TitleCellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Part/Volume Number23

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Place of PublicationDordrecht
Country of PublicationNetherlands
Content Note48 black & white illustrations, 84 colour illustrations, 6 colour tables

Weight1509 g
Width155 mm
Height235 mm
Spine51 mm

Edited byJoseph Seckbach, Liz Stillwaggon Swan, Richard Gordon

Table Of ContentsIntroduction, Joseph Seckbach; Foreword, Julian Chela-Flores; Preface, Gerald Schroeder; PART I: ORIGIN OF DESIGN The Initial Low Gravitational Entropy of the Universe as the Origin of Design in Nature, C. Lineweaver On the Biological Origin of Design in Nature, A. Grandpierre Creativity in Nature, S. McGrew PART II: PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECTS OF DESIGN Plato's Pythagorean Cosmos: Order and Chaos in the Intelligence of Natural Design, M. Faller War or Peace? Huxley and Kropotkin's Battle Over the Design of Virtue, O.Harman Free Will in God's Dice Game, M Schrader Does Biology Need a New Theory of Explanation? A biological perspective on Kant's Critique of Teleological Judgment, C. Chetland Pragmatism, Inquiry, and Design: A Dynamic Approach, T. Solymosi The Natural Design of Intelligence in Dewey's Philosophy, J. Shook PART III: THEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF DESIGN The Best Mislaid Plans: A Religious Approach to the Question of the Planning of Reality, Y. Rozenson Judaism and Evolution in Four Dimensions: Biological, Spiritual, Cultural, and Intellectual, S. Glicksberg Random Natural Laws Versus Direct Trends: A Cabbalistic Interpretation Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Kook, D. Berger The Identity of Designer and Design, K. Klostermaier In the Beginning There Was Lightning: Fulguro-Genesis and Eduard Loewenthal's Religion of Religions, E. Rees-Dessauer Structure and Creativeness: A Reinterpretation of the Neo-Confucian Binary Category Li and Qi, J. Rosker Evolution: The Biblical Accounts of Life's Development, G. Schroeder PART IV: DARWINISM AS THE BACKBONE OF THE LIFE SCIENCES Design and disorder: Gould, adaptationism and evolutionary psychiatry, P. Adriaens Architecture and Design Among Plants and Animals: Convergent and Divergent Developmental Mechanisms, C. Bishop, M. Galway, and D. Garbary The Lingual Taste Palillae: A Delicate and Complicated Nature's Design for Taste Modalities Perception, N. Gadoth and E. Mass Divine Genesis, Evolution and Astrobiology, J. Seckbach Consistent Patterns of Statistical Distributions in Natural Ecological Communities: Lake Phytoplankton, Y, Kamenir Coupling of growth, differentiation and morphogenesis: an integrated approach to design in embryogenesis, R. Gordon and V. Fleury Interior Cell Design: VICKZ Proteins Mediate RNA Localization And Cell Function, J. Yisraeli Organic Codes and the Origin of Language, M. Barbieri Mechano-Sensing in Embryonic Biochemical and Morphologic Design: Evolutionary Perspectives in Primary Organisms Emergence, E. Farge PART V: CRITICAL DISCUSSION OF DESIGN IN WHAT LIES BEYOND DARWINISM A Response to Darwin's Dilemma: A-PR cycles and the origin of design in nature, Z. Gill The Synthetic Approach in Biology: Epistemic Notes for Synthetic Biology, P.L. Luisi Necessity and Freedom in Designs of Nature, J. Svoboda Not All Designs are Created Equal, T. Barbalet Design of Living Systems in the Information Age: Brain, Creativity, and the Environment, M. Miran, E. Miran, and N. Chen From Nature to Naturoids and Back, M. Negrotti Trouble for Natural Design, A. Ward Imagining a Theory of Everything for Adaptive Systems, S. Cook PART VI: DESIGN IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES Hidden Order and the Origin of Complex Structures, S. Kak What the Fine-Tuning Argument Shows (and Doesn't Show), M. Dickson The Continuous Increase in the Complexity of the Designed Structures of the Universe is Described as Movement Against Infinite Entropy, A. Issar Law, Order and Probability, M. Pollak Design and Self-Organization, A.M. Winters Development of Organisms as Self-Organization of Mechanically Stressed Macroscopic Designs, L. Beloussov Playing God: The Historical Motivations of Artificial Life, S. Grand PART VII: DESIGN IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES The Socially Constructed Natural Origins of Self-Organization, D. Rodgers Complex Epidemics, Simplistic Tools: The Failure of AIDS Policy in Africa, E. Stillwaggon PART VIII: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS Last remarks on ORIGIN(S) OF DESIGN IN NATURE [ODIN], L. Swan

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