Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative

Vital Dust Life as a Cosmic Imperative Is the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or combination of lucky accidents or is it the outcome of biochemical forces woven into the fabric of the universe And if inevita

  • Title: Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative
  • Author: Christian de Duve
  • ISBN: 9780465090457
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or combination of lucky accidents, or is it the outcome of biochemical forces woven into the fabric of the universe And if inevitable, what are these forces, and how do they account not only for the origin of life but also for its evolution toward increasing complexity Vital Dust is a groundbreaking hiIs the emergence of life on Earth the result of a single chance event or combination of lucky accidents, or is it the outcome of biochemical forces woven into the fabric of the universe And if inevitable, what are these forces, and how do they account not only for the origin of life but also for its evolution toward increasing complexity Vital Dust is a groundbreaking history of life on Earth, a history that only someone of Chrisitian de Duve s stature and erudition could have written.

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    1. A book encompassing evolution, the origin of life, consciousness, environmentalism and philosophy. If you have an interest in the biological sciences and of evolution this book considers the science in the context of human thought. It is not a reference book but more of a compendium of the science that relates to the origin and development of life and its consequences. The conclusion is that life is an integral part of the structure and working of the universe. Life has meaning because of this a [...]

    2. Thorough investigation into how life began, how it has developed, and where it might be going. Good understanding of high-school level chemistry and biology is necessary to get the most out of this book that was written by a Nobel Prize winner and who has been intrigued by these problems his whole life.

    3. After reading this one you won't look at the Sun the same. The fact is that our Sun is a 3rd generation star, which means it is made of the remains of two previous generations of stars that burned for billions of years and spent their fuel and exploded in supernovae and reformed finally to make the Sun. We know this because the sheer quantity of heavy elements in abundance in/on Earth that can only form in the inconceivably hot cauldron of supernovae. Therefore, something as essential as hemoglo [...]

    4. You will have to grab a biology and an organic chemistry schoolbook along with this one, unless you remember well what you learned in high school. Explanations on cellular composition, functioning and evolution are especially fresh and new, even to those graduated high school in XXIst century. Advancement in physical chemistry and biology is really amazing, it is truly a "hard" scientific field now, much more complex and interesting even compared to EE (a personal favorite) and especially in com [...]

    5. In der 11 Klasse habe ich dieses Buch vergöttert. Ich kann nicht mehr beurteilen ob die zentralen Thesen des Buchs irgendwie überzeugend waren oder wie ich es jetzt finden würde.Zusammen mit "Was ist Leben?" wahrscheinlich das Buch, das die tiefsten Spuren bei mir hinterlassen hat. Warum? Ich mochte Biologie als Lehrfach, aber irgendwie fehlte dem ganzen Zusammenhalt und Bedeutung. "WiL" und dieses Buch haben mich zum ersten Mal über Selbstorganisation nachdenken lassen immer noch eines mein [...]

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