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Unformatted text preview: A Realist Ontology, A Biological Metaphysics MINDWAL K: “A Crisis of Perception” We Need to Update the Way We See the World Incompressible Shells, Electron Density Maps Old Idea: Atoms as Discrete, Disconnected Billiard Balls New Idea: Interconnectedne ss “Matter”: “external relations only” Proteins “Work” at the level of Three-Dimensional Forms Proteins Are Largely Responsible for the Structure and Function of the Bodies of Living Organisms and We Are Just Starting to Understand the Complex Energy Relationshi ps of Protein Folding The Yin and Yang of Proteostasis Old Model: One-Way Directionality of Cell Signaling Old Model: One- Way Information Flow, Hierarchically Down From DNA to Cell to Organism New “Metaphysical” Models Epigenome Encloses Genome Turns Transcription On and Off Feedback from Cell and Organism Network Organization of Cellular Signalling Integrates Many Inputs, Complexity of Responses Science 328 (2010): 984 “Life”: And If LIFE Is Self-Organizing Complexity . . .Complexity ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PHI 4633H taught by Professor Hawkins during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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