CHAOS AND LIFE: Complexity and Order in Evolution and Thought

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Columbia University Press, Aug 13, 2013 - Science - 322 pages
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An alternative view of evolving complexity. Bird argues that randomness means not disorder but infinite order and that complexity arises from the "playing out" of chaotic systems.
  

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Bird (senior lecturer, Northumbria Univ.; president, Soc. for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences) makes a sincere but seriously flawed attempt at a unified explanation of the diversity of ... Read full review

Contents

The Crisis in Biology
23
The Origin of Species
42
a Chaos and Dimensionality
55
Chaostability
72
The Geometry of Life
97
The Living Computer
124
a Morphology and Evolution
150
Entropy Information and Randomness
172
The Effectiveness of Mathematics
202
Life and Conflict
221
The World as Iteration and Recursion
236
Notes
271
Index
295
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