Prof Denis Noble, University of Oxford presents a lecture on his book, The Music of Life. In it, he challenges some of the fundamental assumptions of neo-darwinism, and presents his own radical ideas about how life really works. He dismisses the gene centered view of Richard Dawkins, as presented in his book the Selfish Gene, and instead presents a model in which there is no privileged level of selection, and in which causation can be downward, as well as upward. The lecture is full of stories which serve to illustrate some very complex science in an approachable and understandable way. It was delivered to English Teachers sent by the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education, South Korea to St Clare’s, Oxford, and held at Balliol College, University of Oxford.
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