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New World Order: Kauffman and Lonergan on the Emergence of Order in an Evolutionary Universe

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dc.creator Francisco, Grant Miller
dc.date 2000-01-01
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T19:53:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T19:53:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier http://digilib.bu.edu/journals/ojs/index.php/jfse/article/view/85
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/3979
dc.description Stuart Kauffman argues that Darwinian natural selection cannot account for the spontaneous order of self-organized systems. This paper looks in detail at two of Kauffman s claims: (I ) that life is an emergent property of autocatalytic sets of chemicals; and (2) that the ontogenetic development of living organisms is an emergent property of complex networks of genes. The author suggests that there are parallels between Kauffman\'s ideas about \" emergent properties\" and Bernard Lonergan \'s notion of \"emergent probability.\" He then briefly explores the different ways in which their work on the emergence of order in the universe raises religious questions.
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dc.language eng
dc.publisher Boston Theological Institute
dc.relation http://digilib.bu.edu/journals/ojs/index.php/jfse/article/view/85/85
dc.source Journal of Faith and Science Exchange; Journal of Faith and Science Exchange, Vol. 4
dc.title New World Order: Kauffman and Lonergan on the Emergence of Order in an Evolutionary Universe
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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