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The Organic Codes: An Introduction to Semantic Biology (Hardback)
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The Organic Codes: An Introduction to Semantic Biology (Hardback)

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Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 09/12/2002
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The genetic code appeared on Earth with the first cells. The codes of cultural evolution arrived almost four billion years later. These are the only codes that are recognized by modern biology. In this book, however, Marcello Barbieri explains that there are many more organic codes in nature, and their appearance not only took place throughout the history of life but marked the major steps of that history. A code establishes a correspondence between two independent 'worlds', and the codemaker is a third party between those 'worlds'. Therefore the cell can be thought of as a trinity of genotype, phenotype and ribotype. The ancestral ribotypes were the agents which gave rise to the first cells. The book goes on to explain how organic codes and organic memories can be used to shed new light on the problems encountered in cell signalling, epigenesis, embryonic development, and the evolution of language.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521824149
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm


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