Life’s X Factor

Neil Broom

$29.99

Challenging the materialist’s message of mindless, motiveless mechanicity, Life’s X Factor will intrigue both specialist and lay readers who want science to take more seriously those mysterious but unmistakably intentional attributes of living systems.

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Description

Why has life evolved? Why do living things grow, reproduce and heal? Why this striving to survive? Does the material world have a transcendent dimension? This richly-illustrated book asserts that biological materialism — the idea that the richness of the living world is fully explained by impersonal processes acting over vast periods of time — blinds us to the intensely mindful qualities of purpose and goal-centredness displayed by even the simplest living things. Challenging the materialist’s message of mindless, motiveless mechanicity, Life’s X Factor will intrigue both specialist and lay readers who want science to take more seriously those mysterious but unmistakably intentional attributes of living systems.

Published 2010.

About the author

Neil Broom is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Additional information

Dimensions 160 x 230 mm
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