Between necessity and probability : searching for the definition and origin of life

Radu Popa

Systematically explores the early origins and basic definition of life. Investigates the major theories of the origins of life in light of modern research with the aim of distinguishing between the necessary and the optional and between deterministic and random influences in the emergence of what we call 'life.' Treats and views life as a cosmic phenomenon whose emergence and driving force should be viewed independently from its Earth-bound natural history. Synthesizes all the fundamental life-related developments in a comprehensive scenario, and makes the argument that understanding life in its broadest context requires a material-independent perspective that identifies its essential fingerprints

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  • The Early History of Bio-Energy.- The Origin of Cell Boundaries and Metabolism.- The Origin of the Early Specificity
  • The Order, Complexity and Diversity of Life.- The Origin of the Handedness.- The Early History of Bio-Information.- The Purpose-Like Nature of Life.- Assembling the Early Puzzle of Life.- The Material-Independent Signatures of Life
  • Forensic Tools of Astrobiology.- Appendix A. Models and Theories of Early Life.- Appendix B. A Chronology of Definitions and Interpretations of Life.

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書名 Between necessity and probability : searching for the definition and origin of life
著作者等 Popa Radu
シリーズ名 Advances in astrobiology and biogeophysics
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 c2004
ページ数 xiii, 252 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 3540204903
NCID BA67570519
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言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ