The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution (Compact Disc)

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By Charles S. Cockell, Ian Porter (Narrated by)
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We are all familiar with the popular idea that strange alien life is wildly different from life on Earth. Maybe it's made of silicon Maybe it has wheels Or maybe it doesn't. In The Equations of Life, biologist Charles S. Cockell makes the forceful argument that the laws of physics narrowly constrain how life can evolve, making evolution's outcomes predictable. If we were to find something very much like a lady bug eating something very much like an aphid on a distant planet, we shouldn't be surprised. The forms of life are guided by a limited set of rules, and, as a result, there is a narrow set of solutions to the challenges of existence. A remarkable scientific contribution breathing new life into Darwin's theory of evolution, The Equations of Life makes a radical argument about what life can-and can't-be.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781974900824
ISBN-10: 1974900827
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: June 19th, 2018
Language: English