Origins of Order: self-organization and selection in evolution

  title={Origins of Order: self-organization and selection in evolution},
  author={Stuart A. Kauffman},
1. Conceptual outline of current evolutionary theory PART I: ADAPTATION ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS 2. The structure of rugged fitness landscapes 3. Biological implications of rugged fitness landscapes 4. The structure of adaptive landscapes underlying protein evolution 5. Self organization and adaptation in complex systems 6. Coevolving complex systems PART II: THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF LIFE 7. The origins of life: a new view 8. The origin of a connected metabolism 9. Autocatalytic polynucleotide… 
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  • S. Kauffman
  • Biology
    PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
  • 1990
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