Glimpsing Reality: Ideas in Physics and the Link to Biology

Glimpsing Reality: Ideas in Physics and the Link to Biology

by Paul & F David Buckley & Peat, F. David Peat
     
 

Originally published in 1979. This reprints the revised and expanded edition of 1996. In this volume, physicists, biologists and chemists, who have been involved in some of the most exciting discoveries in modern scientific thought explore issues which have shaped modern physics and which hint at what may form the next scientific revolution. The major issues

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Originally published in 1979. This reprints the revised and expanded edition of 1996. In this volume, physicists, biologists and chemists, who have been involved in some of the most exciting discoveries in modern scientific thought explore issues which have shaped modern physics and which hint at what may form the next scientific revolution. The major issues discussed are the understanding of time and space, quantum and relativity theories and recent attempts to unite them and related questions in theoretical biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415474399
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction to the Revised Edition
Conversations
Werner Heisenberg3
Leon Rosenfeld17
David Joseph Bohm34
Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker61
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac70
Roger Penrose77
John Archibald Wheeler87
Ilya Prigogine98
A symposium in theoretical biology111
Reflections after twenty years151
Essays
Evolution and quantum consciousness161
The Schrodinger question: What is life? fifty years later168
Appendix: the troubles of quantum theory191
Glossary195

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