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Title Origin(s) of design in nature [electronic resource] : a fresh, interdisciplinary look at how design emerges in complex systems, especially life / edited by Liz Swan, Richard Gordon, and Joseph Seckbach.
Publication Info. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology ; v.23.
Contents Part 1. Origin of Design. The Initial Low Gravitational Entropy of the Universe as the Origin of Design in Nature / Charles H. Lineweaver and Chas A. Egan -- On the Biological Origin of Design in Nature / Attila Grandpierre -- Creativity in Nature / Steve McGrew -- Part 2. Philosophical aspects of design. Plato's Pythagorean Cosmos: Order and Chaos in the Intelligence of Natural Design / Mark Faller -- War or Peace? Huxley and Kropotkin's Battle Over the Design of Virtue / Oren Harman -- Free Will in God's Dice Game / Malcolm E. Schrader -- Does Biology Need a New Theory of Explanation? A Biological Perspective on Kant's Critique of Teleological Judgment / Chris Chetland -- Pragmatism, Inquiry, and Design: A Dynamic Approach / Tibor Solymosi -- The Design of Morality / John R. Shook -- Part 3. Theological aspects of design. The Best Mislaid Plans: A Religious Approach to the Question of the Planning of Reality / Yisrael Rozenson -- Judaism and Evolution in Four Dimensions: Biological, Spiritual, Cultural, and Intellectual / Shlomo E. Glicksberg -- Random Natural Laws Versus Direct Trends: A Cabbalistic Interpretation Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Kook / Dov Berger -- The Identity of Designer and Design / Klaus Konrad Klostermaier -- In the Beginning There Was Lightning: Fulguro-Genesis and Eduard Loewenthal's Religion of Religions / Elisabeth Rees-Dessauer -- Structure and Creativeness: A Reinterpretation of the Neo-Confucian Binary Category Li and Qi / Jana S. RoŇ°ker -- Evolution: The Biblical Account of Life's Development / Gerald L. Schroeder.
Part 4. Darwinism as the backbone of the life sciences. Design and Disorder: Gould, Adaptationism and Evolutionary Psychiatry / Pieter R. Adriaens -- Architecture and Design Among Plants and Animals: Convergent and Divergent Developmental Mechanisms / Cory D. Bishop, Moira E. Galway and David J. Garbary -- The Lingual Taste Papillae: A Delicate and Complicated Nature's Design for Taste Modalities Perception / Natan Gadoth and Eliyahu Mass -- Divine Genesis, Evolution, and Astrobiology / Joseph Seckbach -- Consistent Patterns of Statistical Distributions in Natural Ecological Communities: Lake Phytoplankton / Yury Kamenir -- Coupling of Growth, Differentiation and Morphogenesis: An Integrated Approach to Design in Embryogenesis / Vincent Fleury and Richard Gordon -- Interior Cell Design: VICKZ Proteins Mediate RNA Localization and Cell Function / Joel K. Yisraeli -- Organic Codes and the Origin of Language / Marcello Barbieri -- Mechano-Sensing in Embryonic Biochemical and Morphologic Design: Evolutionary Perspectives on Emergence of Primary Organisms / Emmanuel Farge -- Part 5. 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 / Zann Gill -- The Synthetic Approach in Biology:Epistemic Notes for Synthetic Biology / Pier Luigi Luisi -- Necessity and Freedom in Designs of Nature / Josef Svoboda -- Not All Designs Are Created Equal / Tom Barbalet -- Design of Living Systems in the Information Age: Brain, Creativity, and the Environment / Michael D. Miran, Esta Miran and Nicole Chen -- Technological Design of Natural Exemplars / Massimo Negrotti -- Trouble for Natural Design / Arthur Ward -- Imagining a Theory of Everything for Adaptive Systems / Stephen P. Cook.
Part 6. Design in the physical sciences. Hidden Order and the Origin of Complex Structures / Subhash Kak -- What the Fine-Tuning Argument Shows (and Doesn't Show) / Michael Dickson -- The Continuous Increase in the Complexity of the Designed Structures of the Universe Is Described as Movement Against Maximum Entropy / Arie S. Issar -- Law, Order, and Probability / Moshe Pollak -- Design and Self-Organization / Andrew M. Winters -- Development of Organisms as Self-Organization of Mechanically Stressed Macroscopic Designs / Lev V. Beloussov -- Playing God: The Historical Motivations of Artificial Life / Stephen Grand -- Part 7. Design in the social sciences. The Socially Constructed Natural Origins of Self-Organization / Diane M. Rodgers -- Complex Epidemics, Simplistic Tools: The Failure of AIDS Policy in Africa / Eileen Stillwaggon -- Part 8. Summary and Conclusions. Summary and Conclusion of Origin(s) of Design in Nature: A Fresh, Interdisciplinary Look at How Design Emerges in Complex Systems, Especially Life / Liz Stillwaggon Swan.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.
Design -- Philosophy.
Engineering.
Biology -- Philosophy.
Philosophy.
Developmental biology.
Evolution (Biology).
Complexity.
Cosmology.
Added Author Swan, Liz.
Gordon, Richard.
Seckbach, J. (Joseph)
Ebooks Corporation
ISBN 9789400741560 (electronic bk.)
9400741561 (electronic bk.)
9789400741553
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