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Acaso e a Necessidade, A by Jacques Monod

Acaso e a Necessidade, A (original 1970; edition 1970)

by Jacques Monod, Austryn Wainhouse (Translator)

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Title:Acaso e a Necessidade, A
Authors:Jacques Monod
Other authors:Austryn Wainhouse (Translator)
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Chance and Necessity by Jacques Monod (1970)

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'Chance alone is at the source of every innovaton, of all creation in the biosphere. Pure chance, only chance, absolute but blind liberty is at the root of the prodigious edifice that is evolution... It is today the sole conceivable hypothesis, the only one that squares with observed and tested fact.' ( )
  Ramirez | Apr 23, 2009 |
Review and philosophical implications of modern molecular biology by one of its most famous practitioners. The question of the title is 'Chance and necessity?' He comes down heavy on the side of chance. But do we really (as scientists) have to come down on the side of chance if we want to avoid the pitfalls of 'design'? I think the thinking in this arena is beginning to change - life may be necessity after all. If you are interested in this question, this book is a great place to start. Not easy reading, but very deep. ( )
  yapete | Jun 1, 2008 |
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