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PostPosted: Sun 5 Oct - 03:29 (2008)    Post subject: THE ORIGIN OF INDIVIDUALS Jean-Jacques Kupiec Reply with quote

JEAN-JACQUES KUPIEC AS BIOLOGIST THINKING TO THE HETERO-ORGANIZATION...


Jean-Jacques Kupiec is a French Biologist an Epistemologist and a Philosopher
(His last work is both English version @ World Scientific --Spring 2009 and French version @ Fayard --on 2008, September 17)

If the current challenge in Biology as well in Post-Politics is not Emergence exactly, but not (...) and not more (... ):
SO WHAT?

Think to hetero-organization...
A.

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'Although contrary to the nature of species, the sin against nature, the
so-called wrong usage of coït, is not contrary to the nature of the individual
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Extracted from the thesis n°166 forbidden of education at the university of Paris by the archbishop Etienne Tempier, on 1277.


THE ORIGIN OF INDIVIDUALS

by Jean-Jacques Kupiec
(École Normale Supérieure & INSERM, France)

In the 17th century, Descartes put forth the metaphor of the machine toexplain the functioning of living beings. In the 18th century, LaMettrie extended the metaphor to man. The clock was then used as theparadigm of the machine. In the 20th century, this metaphor still heldbut the clock was replaced by a computer. Nowadays, the organism isviewed as a robot obeying signals emanating from a computer programcontrolled by genetic information. This book shows that such aconception leads to contradictions not only in the theory of biologybut also in its experimental research program, thereby impeding itsdevelopment. The analysis of this problem is based on the most recentexperimental data obtained in molecular biology as well as the historyand philosophy of biology. It shows that the machine theory did notsucceed in breaking with Aristotle's finalism. The book presents a newapproach to biological systems based on cellular Darwinism. Genes areruled by probabilistic mechanisms allowing cells to differentiatestochastically. Embryo development is not governed by a deterministgenetic program but by natural selection occurring among cellpopulations inside the organism. This theory has considerablephilosophical consequences. Man may be a machine but he is a random one.


Contents:

* Five Theses for a New Paradigm of Biology
* What Is a Probability?
* The Contradiction of Molecular Biology
* The Philosophical Roots of Genetic Determinism
* The Different Approaches to Embryogenesis
* Cellular Darwinism


200pp (approx.) Pub. date: Scheduled Spring 2009
ISBN 978-981-270-499-3
981-270-499-X US$72 / £39
@ World Scientific Publishers

http://www.worldscibooks.com/lifesci/6359.html

http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Individuals-Darwinian-Approach-Developmental/d…


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Mozart's Don Giovanni is the favorite music quoted by the biologist; so here is an extract from Joseph Losey's film, the lyrics
' La ci darem la mano'
interpreted byTereza Berganza & Ruggero Raimondi

http://www.dailymotion.com/Quarouble


But also The Rolling Stones,
the album with Brian Jones: 'Exile on Main Street' --extract:

http://fr.youtube.com/user/sxewill2


http://www.criticalsecret.com/n3/index2.htm
http://www.criticalsecret.com/n10/intro.htm
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