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February 4, 2012

An interesting take on biology

by Neil Rickert

Elizabeth Liddle recently posted an interesting video link in a comment at UD.  In that video, Denis Noble discusses his view of biology, which he refers to as “Systems Biology.”  It is far closer to my own view of biology than is the Dawkins “Selfish Gene” model.  Perhaps that’s why I liked that lecture.  It emphasizes the organism as a whole, rather than the genome.

I suppose it might be controversial, though I’m not sure why it would be.  I have always thought of biology that way, with the DNA as being only part of the story.  I am mentioning it here, because I thing it is something people should at least think about.

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February 4, 2012

That hiatus

by Neil Rickert

I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks.  I have been rethinking about how to best discuss my views on human cognition.  I will be resuming those posts in a few days.