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Origin(s) of Design in Nature: A Fresh, Interdisciplinary Look at How Design Emerges in Complex Systems, Especially Life (Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology) 2012th Edition

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Origin(s) of Design in Nature is a collection of over 40 articles from prominent researchers in the life, physical, and social sciences, medicine, and the philosophy of science that all address the philosophical and scientific question of how design emerged in the natural world. The volume offers a large variety of perspectives on the design debate including progressive accounts from artificial life, embryology, complexity, cosmology, theology and the philosophy of biology. 

This book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology.


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Richard (Dick) Gordon, BSc (U of Chicago, Mathematics) PhD (U of Oregon, Chemical Physics) was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Gordon is an eclectic scientist and prolific writer with over 200 peer reviewed publications including editing 16 academic books and special issues and one book of his own, Hierarchal Genome and Differentiation Waves: Novel Unification of Development, Genetics and Evolution. His cross and interdisciplinary work bridges biology with mathematics, engineering, physics and chemistry. He wrote the first paper on diatom nanotechnology. He started the field of adaptive neighborhood image processing. He has published about algal biofuels, computed tomography, AIDS prevention, neural tube defects, embryo physics, as well as research and social ethics. His most cited paper is where he applied the linear Kaczmarz method to create the nonlinear Algebraic Reconstruction Technique for image reconstruction with Robert Bender and Gabor Herman in 1970.

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