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The Three Questions of Astrobiology

Total Share: 00000Follow Us     Life. Is it a property of this planet in this solar system or is it common throughout the cosmos? What is life and what is so unique about it? What is life’s origin or origins? What is it about our planet that sets it apart and how and why our [Continue]

Species Concepts- One Size Fits All?

Total Share: 00000Follow Us The most important concept central to evolutionary biology is the study of species or groups of organisms that are adapted to a part of the environment and it is at the level of species. As the Modern Synthesis became established, there were not one but two definitions of species, and one [Continue]

Life and Negative Entropy

Total Share: 00000Follow Us   For those of you who have read my blogs regarding the definition of life as a process that evades thermal equilibrium, by now you are probably aware that a definition of life must include the fact that life does many activities of many kinds in order to stay alive and [Continue]

Energy, Life, and the Second Law

Total Share: 00000Follow Us     This physical universe is a universe dominated not just by matter but by energy. Energy is something that is real yet intangible unlike matter and energy is really the ability to do work. That would include the ability to lift a rock against the field of gravity where the [Continue]

What are the Three Questions of Biology?

Total Share: 00000Follow Us If the scientific method for biology were organized around three questions and science after all is about asking questions about nature and biology examines the living aspects of nature, biology should be organized around three questions. What exactly would be the three questions of biology? According to Mayr (1997) they are [Continue]