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From complexity to life: on the emergence of life and meaning

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Title (user) : From complexity to life: on the emergence of life and meaningTitle (google) : From Complexity to Life On the Emergence of Life and MeaningISBN : 9780195150704,...
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Title (user) : From complexity to life: on the emergence of life and meaning

Title (google) : From Complexity to Life On the Emergence of Life and Meaning

ISBN : 9780195150704,9780195186369,0195150708

GoogleBook ID : uXk8DwAAQBAJ

OpenLibrary ID : OL17060706M

Authors (user) : Niels Henrik Gregersen

Authors (google) : Niels Henrik Gregersen

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

Language : English

Publication Date : 2002

File Format : pdf

Categories : Science


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This book brings together an impressive group of leading scholars in the sciences of complexity, and a few workers on the interface of science and religion, to explore the wider implications of complexity studies. It includes an introduction to complexity studies and explores the concept of information in physics and biology and various philosophical and religious perspectives. Chapter authors include Paul Davies, Greg Chaitin, Charles Bennett, Werner Loewenstein, Paul Dembski, Ian Stewart, Stuart Kauffman, Harold Morowitz, Arthur Peacocke, and Niels H. Gregersen.


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Annotation. Contributors1. Introduction: Towards an Emergentist Worldview, Paul DaviesPART I. DEFINING COMPLEXITY2. Randomness and Mathematical Proof, Gregory J. Chaitin3. How to Define Complexity in Physics, and Why, Charles H. BennettPART II. THE CONCEPT OF INFORMATION IN PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY4. The Emergence of Autonomous Agents, Stuart Kauffman5. Complexity and the Arrow of Time, Paul Davies6. Can Evolutionary Algorithms Generate Specified Complexity?, William A. Dembski7. The Second Law of Gravutucs and the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics, Ian Stewart8. Two Arros from a Mighty Bow, Werner R. LoewensteinPART III. PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES9. Emergence of Transcendence, Harold J. Morowitz10. Complexity, Emergence, and Divine Creativity, Arthur Peacocke11. From Anthropic Design to Self-Organized Complexity, Niels Henrik GregersenIndex.


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Table of contents :
Contents......Page 8
Contributors......Page 10
1. Introduction: Toward an Emergentist Worldview......Page 16
PART I: DEFINING COMPLEXITY......Page 30
2. Randomness and Mathematical Proof......Page 32
3. How to Define Complexity in Physics, and Why......Page 47
PART II: THE CONCEPT OF INFORMATION IN PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY......Page 58
4. The Emergence of Autonomous Agents......Page 60
5. Complexity and the Arrow of Time......Page 85
6. Can Evolutionary Algorithms Generate Specified Complexity?......Page 106
7. The Second Law of Gravitics and the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics......Page 127
8. Two Arrows from a Mighty Bow......Page 164
PART III: PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES......Page 188
9. Emergence of Transcendence......Page 190
10. Complexity, Emergence, and Divine Creativity......Page 200
11. From Anthropic Design to Self-Organized Complexity......Page 219
B......Page 248
C......Page 249
E......Page 250
G......Page 251
L......Page 252
N......Page 253
R......Page 254
T......Page 255
Z......Page 256

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