Anti-Chance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080210094, 9781483187952


1st Edition

A Reply to Monod's Chance and Necessity

Authors: E. Schoffeniels B. L. Reid
Editors: T Swain
eBook ISBN: 9781483187952
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 144
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Anti-Chance: A Reply to Monod's Chance and Necessity reflects the most fundamental biological facts about human behavior, representing constants that are difficult to modify by religious, moral or social constraints. This book provides a simplistic view which neglects the profound meaning of physico-chemical determinism and most elementary rules of structuration of biological systems. The topics discussed include the probabilities of chance, thermodynamics and biological order, basis for a theoretical biology, and great inventions. The molecular basis of instinct, speech and consciousness, cybernetics and biology, and the structure of chance are also deliberated in this text. This publication is beneficial to students and researchers interested in the analysis of human affairs.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the English Edition Preface to the First French Edition Preface to the Second French Edition

  1. The Aim and the Result
  2. The Probabilities of Chance
  3. Thermodynamics and Biological Order
  4. The Basis for a Theoretical Biology
  5. Great Inventions
  6. The Molecular Basis of Instinct
  7. Speech and Consciousness
  8. Cybernetics and Biology
  9. The Structure of Chance
  10. Stupid Bets Appendix: Establishment of a Steric Chart Index


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About the Author

E. Schoffeniels

B. L. Reid

About the Editor

T Swain

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