Thinking about Life: The history and philosophy of biology and other sciences

Thinking about Life: The history and philosophy of biology and other sciences

Paul S. Agutter


Our earlier e-book, approximately existence, involved glossy biology. We used our present-day realizing of cells to ‘define’ the dwelling nation, offering a foundation for exploring a number of general-interest themes: the foundation of lifestyles, extraterrestrial existence, intelligence, and the chance that people are specified. the guidelines we proposed in approximately lifestyles have been meant as starting-points for debate – we didn't declare them as ‘truth’ – however the info on which they have been dependent is presently accredited as ‘scientific fact’. What does that suggest? what's ‘scientific truth’ and why is it authorized? what's technology – and is biology like different sciences comparable to physics (except in topic m- ter)? The ebook you're now interpreting investigates those questions – and a few comparable ones. Like approximately lifestyles, it could actually rather curiosity a reader who needs to alter profession to biology and its comparable subdisciplines. according to a suggestion via the British organization for the development of technology – that the general public might be given fuller information regarding the character of technological know-how – we current the innovations underpinning biology and a survey of its ancient and philosophical foundation.

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