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Main Title DNA Information: Laws of Perception [electronic resource] /
Author Muskhelishvili, Georgi.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number RB155-155.8; QH431
ISBN 9783319174259
Subjects Medicine ; Medical genetics ; Genetic engineering ; Biology--Philosophy ; Evolution (Biology)
Internet Access
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Collation VIII, 92 p. 24 illus., 10 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction: Some facts about our Universe -- Problems of logical typing: The "one" and the "unity" -- Logical typing and the notion of time in biology -- Organisation of the genetic system: Proteins as vehicles of distinction -- Harnessing energy and information: Time-irreversibility of thermodynamics -- Social communications and logical typing in the social system. This book explores the double coding property of DNA, which is manifested in the digital and analog information types as two interdependent codes. This double coding principle can be applied to all living systems, from the level of the individual cell to entire social systems, seen as systems of communication. Further topics discussed include the ubiquitous problem of logical typing, which reflects our inherent incapacity to simultaneously perceive discontinuity and continuity, the problem of time, and the peculiarities of autopoietic living systems. It is shown that the scientific "truths" that appear to be coherent constructions connecting the scientifically verified observations by the rules of logic are in fact always relative and never absolute.