Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Monod, Jacques
 
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Order I 11
Order/Structure/Organization/Monod: two terms are subordinated to it.
1. Teleonomy (a property dictated by a superordinate purpose) of the "apparatus" organization.
2. Invariance of the information underlying the teleonomic structures.
Proteins: are bearers of teleonomic performance
Nucleic Acids: is an information storage thanks to complementarity as an exclusive interaction.

Reproduction: is almost invariant through organized protein nucleic acid systems. (With a certain blur). Mutation occurs through translation errors.
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I 13
Nucleic acids: divide into DNA: memory and RNA: messenger. Due to the non-reversibility of this division, the teleonomic program, although it is the subject of the mutation, cannot itself contribute to its change.
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I 14
Selection/own: It is based on a physically clearly formulated evaluation concept. If it were purely arbitrary, it would be "survival of the survivor".
Selection, however, means restriction of the coincidence. In large numbers the selection of necessity obeys. ((s) But surely not on a goal!).
Own: it is done according to strict criteria.
Coincidence/necessity/own: the necessity occurs equally next to chance, as soon as a probability distribution exists.
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I 25
Order/Organization/Criteria/Monod: an even more disappointing criterion would be the function: For example, compare horses on a field with cars on the road.
E.g. the eye and camera can be compared according to structure and performance.

Mon I
J. Monod
Zufall und Notwendigkeit Hamburg 1982


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