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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution - Charles S. Cockell
The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution
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A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable ways We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe it doesn't.... show more
A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable ways

We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe it doesn't. In The Equations of Life, biologist Charles S. Cockell makes the forceful argument that the laws of physics narrowly constrain how life can evolve, making evolution's outcomes predictable. If we were to find on a distant planet something very much like a lady bug eating something like an aphid, we shouldn't be surprised. The forms of life are guided by a limited set of rules, and as a result, there is a narrow set of solutions to the challenges of existence.

A remarkable scientific contribution breathing new life into Darwin's theory of evolution, The Equations of Life makes a radical argument about what life can--and can't--be.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0763L3562
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Non Fiction, Science
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4.5 The Equations of Life
[I received a copy of this book from NetGalley.]Well, that was a pretty informative read. A little difficult to get into at times (although I suspect half of it was because I was trying to read it when I was too tired), but definitely informative.To be honest, I’m not that well-versed in equations i...
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