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By Chandre Dharma-wardana

This can be a hugely interdisciplinary e-book straddling physics and intricate platforms resembling residing organisms. The presentation is from the point of view of physics, in a way obtainable to these attracted to clinical wisdom built-in inside of its socio-cultural and philosophical backgrounds. key components of human figuring out, particularly physics and awake advanced structures, are provided in easy language. An not obligatory technical presentation is usually given in parallel the place it truly is wanted.

Readership: normal viewers with curiosity in physics and intricate platforms biology in addition to technology teachers.

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In Part II of this book we examine the path of astrochemistry and pre-biotic chemistry of the early earth. The formation of incubators of living organisms in various type of ‘Darwin’s warm little ponds’, and in hydrothermal vents are discussed. Froth bubbles, lipid bilayers, and biological structures (Sec. 2) are also self-assembled complex molecular quasi-equilibrium systems. Quasiequilibrium stationary states of such material systems, formed within naturally formed lipid bilayers may involve feed-back loops that allow for adaptive modifications of the structure of such systems to conform to the requirements of the ambient environment.

Thus new notions, coming from information science and the theory of complex systems may provide scientifically sound alternatives to old metaphysical concepts, and also define the limits to our knowledge. , epistemic hunger, as well as theory-laden, or morality-laden approaches to understanding, We look at model construction in science, reductionism, holism, complexity, inductive knowledge, neural nets, falsifiability and scientific method. The existence of a hierarchy of energy and length scales is emphasized.

Is there, in effect no fundamental difference between an intelligent human being, a brainwashed human being, and a properly programmed supercomputer? The aversion to a complete ‘laws-of-physics description’ (LPD) of the physical, biological and human realms arises not only in the context of human determinism and free will, but already in the application of LPD to ‘organic, living, conscious’ creatures and personal pets. We hope to show that the possibilities contained in the laws of physics stretch beyond our best imagination.

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