The New Biology: Discovering the Wisdom of Nature

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9780877733645: The New Biology: Discovering the Wisdom of Nature

Book by Robert Augros, George Stanciu

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"Nature red in tooth and claw" is an outmoded concept, say the authors; modern biologists are challenging the notion that all of nature is a competitive struggle and are beginning to look at biology as an extension of physics. Augros and Stanciu, who cowrote The New Story of Science, survey a discipline in the midst of upheaval. Using the new physics as an example, they draw on their work and that of other scientists to show how mechanical models and conventional theories work or fail. The primary target is Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest; critics accept his logic but question the truth of his premises. Cooperation, not competition, is the norm, they argue, because it is energy-efficientwe should see predation as a kind of balanced coexistence rather than a struggle. The authors define life and discuss animal intelligence and behavior, looking at the fossil record, adaptation and hierarchy in nature. They turn to molecular biology to argue that the whole course of evolution can be seen within the organism. Readers interested in the history of science and advances in the life sciences will find The New Biology provocative and engrossing. Illustrations.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Believing biology polarized between "materialist evolutionists . . . and fundamental creationists," the authors propose a new biology. In place of adaptation, survival of the fittest, and gradualism they see all of nature as cooperative and interdependent. They focus on animal and human behavior, intelligence, and purposiveness, buttressing their position with natural examples and extensive quotes from scientists. A clearly written work, recommended for comprehensive collections. Michael D. Cramer, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. Lib., Blacksburg
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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