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The Resource The life organic : the Theoretical Biology Club and the roots of epigenetics, Erik L. Peterson, (electronic resource)

The life organic : the Theoretical Biology Club and the roots of epigenetics, Erik L. Peterson, (electronic resource)

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The life organic : the Theoretical Biology Club and the roots of epigenetics
Title
The life organic
Title remainder
the Theoretical Biology Club and the roots of epigenetics
Statement of responsibility
Erik L. Peterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the forgotten story of the pursuit of a Third Way in biology, known by many names, including "the organic philosophy"-- including the scientists who defined and refined it and its persistence into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It considers the creation of the subfield of epigenetics, a product of Third Way thinking, rooted among a group of scholars known as the Theoretical Biology Club. And it raises significant questions about how we should model the development of the discipline of biology. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Erik L
Dewey number
570.1
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.P385 2016
NLM call number
  • 2017 I-723
  • QH 331
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theoretical Biology Club
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Biology
  • Epigenomics
Label
The life organic : the Theoretical Biology Club and the roots of epigenetics, Erik L. Peterson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-319) and index
Contents
The first generation of organicists -- Needham's revival of mechanism -- Socrates and the principia biolog? -- The tipping point -- Waddington and the organizer -- The original Theoretical Biology Club -- Large plans versus the ultimate littleness of things -- As many opinions as there are men -- "Off in all directions like an expanding universe" -- Mechanism reduced to molecules -- The Lysenko morality tale and the epigenetic landscape -- Ernst Mayr, neo-Darwinism, and beanbag genetics -- History of science is written by the laureates -- The 1960s reincarnation of the debate -- The conventional wisdom of the dominant group, or cowdung -- Conclusion : a third way after Waddington? -- Epilogue : is modern epigenetics organic?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001746548
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780822944669
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016054045
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001746548
Label
The life organic : the Theoretical Biology Club and the roots of epigenetics, Erik L. Peterson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-319) and index
Contents
The first generation of organicists -- Needham's revival of mechanism -- Socrates and the principia biolog? -- The tipping point -- Waddington and the organizer -- The original Theoretical Biology Club -- Large plans versus the ultimate littleness of things -- As many opinions as there are men -- "Off in all directions like an expanding universe" -- Mechanism reduced to molecules -- The Lysenko morality tale and the epigenetic landscape -- Ernst Mayr, neo-Darwinism, and beanbag genetics -- History of science is written by the laureates -- The 1960s reincarnation of the debate -- The conventional wisdom of the dominant group, or cowdung -- Conclusion : a third way after Waddington? -- Epilogue : is modern epigenetics organic?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001746548
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780822944669
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016054045
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001746548

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