The Biological Time Scale

  • Harold J. Morowitz
Part of the ALZA Conference Series book series (ALZA, volume 2)


My task is to be a philosopher biologist in order to introduce you to the general theory underlying temporal organization of living systems. I assume that I am supposed to supply the mood music to attune you to the biological rhythms which are pulsating throughout the universe. Our subject matter, however, is in such a new and unformed state that I am afraid that our discussions are more likely to be orchestrated with cacophonies and arrhythmias which are themselves a kind of temporal organization. It is best, therefore, to put aside the harmonics and philharmonics and plunge into the subject at hand.


Temporal Organization Activation Free Energy High Energy Phosphate Order Measure High Information Density 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold J. Morowitz
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  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biophysics and BiochemistryYale UniversityUSA

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