From Complexity to Life : On The Emergence of Life and Meaning: On The Emergence of Life and Meaning (Google eBook)

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Niels Henrik Gregersen Research Professor of Science and Theology University of Aarhus
Oxford University Press, Oct 31, 2002 - Science - 256 pages
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Contents

Toward an Emergentist Worldview
3
DEFINING COMPLEXITY
17
2 Randomness and Mathematical Proof
19
3 How to Define Complexity in Physics and Why
34
THE CONCEPT OF INFORMATION IN PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY
45
4 The Emergence of Autonomous Agents
47
5 Complexity and the Arrow of Time
72
6 Can Evolutionary Algorithms Generate Specified Complexity?
93
7 The Second Law of Gravitics and the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics
114
8 Two Arrows from a Mighty Bow
151
PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES
175
9 Emergence of Transcedence
177
10 Complexity Emergence and Divine Creativity
187
11 From Anthropic Design to SelfOrganized Complexity
206
Index
235
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