Between Necessity and Probability (Hardcover)

Searching for the Definition and Origin of Life (Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics)

By Radu Popa

Springer, 9783540204909, 252pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2004

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Paperback (10/22/2010)

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Systematically explores the early origins and basic definition of life.

Investigates the major theories of the origins of life in light of modern research with the aim of distinguishing between the necessary and the optional and between deterministic and random influences in the emergence of what we call 'life.'

Treats and views life as a cosmic phenomenon whose emergence and driving force should be viewed independently from its Earth-bound natural history.

Synthesizes all the fundamental life-related developments in a comprehensive scenario, and makes the argument that understanding life in its broadest context requires a material-independent perspective that identifies its essential fingerprints