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Géométries du vivant

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ISSN: 9782213635019 ISBN: 9782213635019 9782722603264 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Collège de France
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L’idée que je me fais d’une théorie en biologie est assez éloignée de cette biologie théorique, mise en équations de phénomènes observés ou photographiés. J’en ai une conception plus simple, plus concrète. Non pas cette description mathématique de ce qui est vu, mais un modèle évolutif, un outil bricolé, avec des mathématiques peut-être, mais aussi de la langue naturelle, et qui sert avant tout à comprendre ce qu’on ne voit pas, à deviner, sous le visible, l’invisible du vivant, sa « logique ...

Geometries of the Living

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ISBN: 9782722604377 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
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My idea of a theory in biology is quite different from the theoretical biology that is expressed as equations of observed or photographed phenomena. I have a simpler, more concrete conception. Not a mathematical description of what is seen, but an evolving model, a tool developed through bricolage, with mathematics perhaps, but also natural language: one that serves above all to understand the unseen; to guess, beneath the visible, the invisible dimensions of life forms, the underlying “logic”.

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