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Unformatted text preview: The book is written by a physicist named Erwin Schrödinger in February 1943. The name is a
familiar word if we watch The Big Bang Theory sitcom.
The book is about his questions and theories on the events in the space and time that happen in
living organisms to be related by physics and chemistry. In the book, he discussed the stability of
molecules, introduced the principle of "order-from-disorder", elaborated the important role of
mutation in evolution process and developed the idea of an "aperiodic crystal" that contained
genetic information in its chemical bond configuration.
Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA structure, credited the Schrödinger's book for leading a
path on early theoretical description about the genetic information storage. ...
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