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By Maël Montévil

This authored monograph introduces a certainly theoretical method of biology. place to begin is the research of empirical organic scaling together with their variability, that's present in the literature, e.g. allometric relationships, fractals, and so forth. The publication then analyzes diversified features of organic time: first, a supplementary temporal size to deal with right organic rhythms; secondly, the innovations of protension and retention as a method of neighborhood association of time in residing organisms. furthermore, the e-book investigates the position of symmetry in biology, in view of its ubiquitous value in physics. In relation with the proposal of prolonged serious transitions, the e-book proposes that organisms and their evolution may be characterised by means of persevered symmetry adjustments, which debts for the irreducibility in their historicity and variability. The authors additionally introduce the idea that of anti-entropy as a degree for the opportunity of variability, being both understood as adjustments in symmetry. by means of this, the publication presents a mathematical account of Gould's research of phenotypic complexity with recognize to organic evolution. the objective viewers basically contains researchers drawn to new theoretical techniques to biology, from actual, organic or philosophical backgrounds, however the publication can also be priceless for graduate scholars who are looking to input this field.

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