An Introduction to Mathematical Taxonomy by G. Dunn

By G. Dunn

Students of mathematical biology become aware of sleek equipment of taxonomy with this article, which introduces taxonomic characters, the dimension of similarity, and the research of central parts. different subject matters comprise multidimensional scaling, cluster research, identity and project suggestions, extra. A familiarity with matrix algebra and straight forward statistics are the only real prerequisites.

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Biology After the Sociobiology Debate: What Introductory by Carmen James Schifellite

By Carmen James Schifellite

This publication analyzes the sociobiology debate and info a couple of contested concerns that experience emerged. those matters concentrate on the interpretations and emphases that each side have put on the position of edition in evolution; the significance of evolution on the point of the gene as opposed to on the point of organisms and populations; reductionism as a study process; basic Mendelianism as opposed to extra complicated understandings of the connection among genotype and phenotype; and finally, the character of technology itself.
The e-book comprises textual analyses of a variety of university-level introductory biology textbooks written among 1990 and 2010, studying the methods those texts - with their pictures, inserts, and numerous rhetorical units - conceal sociobiology in particular, and animal habit more often than not; evolutionary idea; genetic conception; and the character of science.
Biology After the Sociobiology Debate indicates how, over the past twenty years, sociobiology and the resultant debates have prompted organic idea in regards to the natures of technological know-how and the habit of organisms, and the way that impression is expressed in introductory textbooks. This publication is critical not only as a sociology of information research, but in addition as a result ways that persevered biodeterminist discourses could effect debates and coverage which are rising round a brand new liberal or consumer-based eugenics circulate.

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Umwelt und Innenwelt der Tiere by J. Von Uexküll

By J. Von Uexküll

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Mit dem Wort "Wissenschaft" wird heutzutage ein lächerlicher Fetischismus getrieben. Deshalb ist es wohl angezeigt, darauf hinzu weisen, daß die Wissenschaft nichts anderes ist als die Summe der Meinungen der heutelebenden Forscher. Soweit die Meinungen der älteren Forscher von uns aufgenommen sind, leben auch sie in der Wissenschaft weiter. Sobald eine Meinung verworfen oder vergessen wird, ist sie für die Wissenschaft tot.

Nach und nach werden alle Meinungen vergessen, verworfen oder verändert. Daher kann guy auf die Frage: "Was ist eine wissenschaftliche Wahrheit?" ohne Übertreibung antworten: "Ein Irrtum von heute."

Die Frage, ob es einen Fortschritt in der Wissenschaft gibt, ist darum nicht ganz so leicht zu beantworten wie gemeinhin angenommen wird. Wir hoffen wohl von gröberen zu feineren Irrtümern fortzuschreiten, ob wir uns aber wirklich auf dem guten Wege befinden, ist für die Biologie in hohem Grade zweifelhaft.

Die Betrachtung des Lebendigen bietet bei jedem Schritt dem unbefangenen Beobachter eine so unermeßliche Fülle von Tatsachen, daß die bloße Registrierung dieser Tatsachen jede Wissenschaft unmöglich machen würde. Erst die Meinung des Forschers, die das Beobachtete gewaltsam in Wesentliches und Unwesentliches scheidet, läßt die Wissenschaft erstehen. Die herrschende Meinung entscheidet rücksichtslos über das, used to be als "wesentlich" gelten soll.

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Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing by Nancy Forbes

By Nancy Forbes

As desktops and the projects they practice turn into more and more advanced, researchers want to nature -- as version and as metaphor -- for concept. The association and behaviour of organic organisms current scientists with an invitation to reinvent computing for the advanced projects of the long run. In Imitation of lifestyles, Nancy Forbes surveys the rising box of biologically encouraged computing, taking a look at probably the most notable and influential examples of this fertile synergy.Forbes issues out that the impact of biology on computing is going again to the early days of computing device technological know-how -- John von Neumann, the architect of the 1st electronic computing device, used the human mind because the version for his layout. encouraged by way of von Neumann and different early visionaries, in addition to by way of her paintings at the "Ultrascale Computing" venture on the protection complicated learn initiatives company (DARPA), Forbes describes the intriguing strength of those innovative new applied sciences. She identifies 3 traces of biologically encouraged computing: using biology as a metaphor or proposal for the improvement of algorithms; the development of info processing platforms that use organic fabrics or are modeled on organic methods, or either; and the hassle to appreciate how organic organisms "compute," or strategy information.Forbes then exhibits us how present researchers are utilizing those techniques. In successive chapters, she seems at synthetic neural networks; evolutionary and genetic algorithms, which look for the "fittest" between a iteration of strategies; mobile automata; synthetic lifestyles -- not only a simulation, yet "alive" within the inner environment of the pc; DNA computation, which makes use of the encoding strength of DNA to plan algorithms; self-assembly and its capability use in nanotechnology; amorphous computing, modeled at the form of cooperation obvious in a colony of cells or a swarm of bees; machine immune platforms; bio-hardware and the way bioelectronics compares to silicon; and the "computational" homes of cells.

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What I Require From Life: Writings on Science and Life From by Krishna Dronamraju

By Krishna Dronamraju

J. B. S. Haldane (1892-64) was once one of many nice scientists--and nice technology writers--of the twentieth century. A polymath who was once a crucial determine within the improvement of contemporary evolutionary biology, he used to be additionally a hugely expert essayist and a rare character--brilliant, witty, idealistic, humorous, and pugnacious.

What I Require From Life brings jointly Haldane's renowned technological know-how essays, greater than sixty articles that replicate not just his masterful skill to speak medical knowing, but additionally his deep dedication to socialism. Readers will locate essays on a thrilling diversity of topics--"Is There lifestyles at the Planets?" "Is guy a Machine?" "Why are You Left-handed?" "Overcrowding on the Zoo," "How Bees Communicate," "The universal Cold."

Edited with an creation via Haldane's final graduate scholar, Krishna Dronamraju, this selection of thought-provoking and beautifully-written items additionally comes with a Preface written through the overdue Sir Arthur C. Clarke, who calls Haldane "perhaps the main very good technology popularizer of his generation."

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Mathematical models in medical and health science by Mary Ann Horn, Gleri Simonett, Glenn F. Webb

By Mary Ann Horn, Gleri Simonett, Glenn F. Webb

A distinct assemblage of state of the art study on mathematical versions in biology and medication. This ebook consists of refereed and thoroughly edited learn articles derived from the convention on Mathematical types in scientific and healthiness Sciences, held at Vanderbilt college along side the 13th annual Shanks Lectures sequence (May 1997).

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The science and religion dialogue : past and future by Michael Welker

By Michael Welker

This publication files the convention on The technological know-how and faith discussion: previous and Future, held on the collage of Heidelberg, Germany, October 25-29, 2012. The convention honored the 100th anniversary of the delivery of Sir John Templeton and the 25th anniversary of the institution of the loo Templeton origin. It introduced jointly approximately 60 energetic contributors, them all trendy students from many nations and lots of educational fields. so much of them were engaged within the Science and faith discussion for the final or 3 many years. This ebook experiences on multi-year foreign and interdisciplinary examine initiatives at prime associations. The contributions commence with displays through Hans Joas, Martin Nowak and John Polkinghorne and variety from Astronomy, arithmetic, Physics and Biology to Philosophical Theology and non secular Ethics. specified themes of the discussion among technological know-how and faith also are handled, akin to Eschatology and Anthropology; Cosmology, Creation, and Redemption; Evolutionary Biology and the Spirit; and The function of inspiration Experiments in technological know-how and Theology.

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The Mechanistic Conception of Life: Biological Essays by Jacques Loeb

By Jacques Loeb

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The essays contained during this quantity have been written on range ent events generally based on requests for a well-liked presentation of the result of the author's investigations. The identify of the amount characterizes their basic tendency as an try and examine existence from a merely physico-chemical view element. considering they deal to a wide quantity with the private paintings of the writer, repetition was once unavoidable, yet in View of the technical problems offered by means of a few of the issues this can serve to facilitate the knowledge of the subject.

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