General Introduction

  • F. Eugene Yates
Part of the Life Science Monographs book series (LSMO)


This book examines the resourcefulness of nature that can produce the infinite variety of all the beings, from mouse to man, quark to quasar. It explores the competence of science to comprehend variety, order, and their becomings. If the mountain (primitive terrestrial lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere) did in fact parthenogenetically produce a mouse (the terrestrial biosphere), where did it get the means, the necessary tools to fabricate the parts it would need, when no causalities could be employed except those in and of the system itself and its dumb and noisy surroundings? The chapters that follow offer a new look at these old questions.


Entropy Production General Introduction Bifurcation Theory Terrestrial Biosphere General System Theory 
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  • F. Eugene Yates
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  1. 1.Crump Institute for Medical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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