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The Biological/Physical Sciences Divide, and the Age of Unreason

Ninham, Barry


D’Arcy Thompson in On Growth and Form tells us that the early founders of the cell theory of biology, and the physiologists believed that progress in their sciences depended critically on our knowledge of molecular forces. The hubris of a new science that followed the application of X-rays and other techniques to the structure of proteins, the focus on DNA, transport in neurophysiology and ion pumps is understandable. In that progress, the environment, molecular forces and lipids played no...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Substantia
DOI: 10.13128/Substantia-6
Access Rights: Open Access


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