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Transformations of LamarckismFrom Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology$
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Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015141

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001

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Self-Organization, Self-Assembly, and the Inherent Activity of Matter

Self-Organization, Self-Assembly, and the Inherent Activity of Matter

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(p.357) 33 Self-Organization, Self-Assembly, and the Inherent Activity of Matter
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Transformations of Lamarckism
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Evelyn F. Keller

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0033

This chapter discusses the extension of the concept of function and the repercussions of this extension to the concept of natural selection. It also proposes that the existence of cellular mechanisms is what lends the cell the stability necessary for natural selection to operate.

Keywords:   function, natural selection, cellular mechanism, cell, stability

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