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Mendel"s Demon Gene Justice and the Complexity of Life by Mark Ridley

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • Genetics (non-medical),
  • Popular science,
  • Evolutionary genetics,
  • New Age

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages337
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9580841M
ISBN 100297646346
ISBN 109780297646341

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  Like a benign and unseen hand -- what Ridley calls "Mendel's Demon" -- the combination of these strategies enacts Austrian monk Gregor Mendel's fundamental laws of inheritance. This demon offers startling new perspectives on issues from curing AIDS, the origins of sex and gender, and cloning, to the genetics of angels/5(10). In this book Ridley, who is a leading evolutionist and the author of one of the standard textbooks on evolution, considers how and why complexity may have evolved. In part, the explanation may be ecological: complex life has evolved because ecological opportunities existed for it.   Mendel's Demon offers startling novel perspectives on matters as disparate as the origins of sex and gender, potential cures for AIDS, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and the long-term /5(81). Mendel’s demon is a randomising demon who breaks down the information that a gene would need in order to benefit from acts of selfish destruction This revelation has suggested one possibly important function of sex in complex organisms: the removal of bad genes. This theory has been developed largely by Alexey Kondrashov. John Maynard Smith.

Mendel's Demon offers startling novel perspectives on matters as disparate as the origins of sex and gender, potential cures for AIDS, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and the long-term perils of human cloning. About the Author. Mark Ridley is in the Department of Zoology at the University of s: 8.   Mendel published his ideas in ; Maxwell described his demon five years later. Maxwell's demon is a hypothetical demon. It stands by a hole between two parts of .   Read Book PDF Online Here ?book= [PDF Download] Mendel's Demon: Gene Justice and the Complexity of Life [Read] Online. Since the 's Mendels has been in the historic Haight Ashbury on a mission to fulfill the creative needs of our customers. In fact we were here when the history was being made. We have our own ever changing mix of bits and pieces for you to make the vision in your head a reality.

  This is the point at which the author suddenly expands his conclusions to take in the whole universe and the future of mankind; true to the form, Mendel's Demon ends with a very funny riff on the. Mutated into Oblivion is a review of Mendel's Demon by Lynda F. Delph in Science, Vol , Issue , , 29 June (Subscription required). A short review of Mendel's Demon by William C. Summers: "Genes by Context" (together with 2 other books). . Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, DL FRSL FMedSci (born 7 February ) is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He has written several science books, including The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (), Genome (), The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves () and . Felix Mendelssohn was born on 3 February , in Hamburg, at the time an independent city-state, in the same house where, a year later, the dedicatee and first performer of his Violin Concerto, Ferdinand David, would be born. Mendelssohn's father, the banker Abraham Mendelssohn, was the son of the German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, whose family was prominent in the German Jewish.