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Lifelines By Steven Rose

Lifelines by Steven Rose

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This text offers a riposte to the belief that we are mere machines, engineered for the replication of DNA. Rose argues that life depends on the elaborate web of interactions that occur within cells, organisms and ecosystems, in which DNA plays a part among many.

Lifelines Summary

Lifelines: Biology, Freedom, Determinism by Steven Rose

Steven Rose offers a response to those enthusiasts of the gene who insist that all aspects of human life are in our genes and the inevitable consequences of natural selection. He argues that life depends on the elaborate web of interactions that occur within cells, organisms and ecosystems, in which DNA plays a part among many. If we are to understand life, we must recapture an understanding of the entire organism and its trajectory through time and space - it is these trajectories that Rose calls "lifelines".

Table of Contents

Biology, freedom, determinism; observing and interventing; knowing what we know; the triumph of reductionism?; genes and organisms; lifelines; universal Darwinism; origin myths; the poverty of reductionism; envoi making biology whole again.

Additional information

GOR001534841
9780140237009
0140237003
Lifelines: Biology, Freedom, Determinism by Steven Rose
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1998-10-29
352
N/A
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