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At Home in the Universe: The Search for Laws of Complexity

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By: Stuart Kauffman

321 pages, B/w line illus, figs

Penguin Books

Paperback | Mar 2001 | #59015 | ISBN: 0140174141
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Hardback | Oct 1995 | #47105 | ISBN: 0670847356
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About this book

Argues that while natural selection is important in explaining the biological and ecological complexity around us, it is itself underpinned by self-organisation; that in crafting the living world, selection has always acted upon those systems that exhibit spontaneous order. This underlying order, further honed by Darwinian selection, augurs a new place for us in the universe, and invests our lives with a sense of purpose that has been weakened or denied by most of modern science.
`...will become a landmark and a classic as we grope towards a more comprehensive and satisfying theory of evolution.' Stephen Jay Gould.


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