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The origin, nature, and evolution of protoplasmic individuals and their associations : protoplasmic action and experience / Faustino Cordon.

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Subject: Evolution (Biology)
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781483150246
  • ISBN: 1483150240
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (468 pages) : illustrations
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Oxford, England : Pergamon Press, 1982.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Front Cover; The Origin Nature and Evolution of Protoplasmic Individuals and their Associations; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; General Preface; INTRODUCTION; Biological concepts necessary to an evolutive consideration of living beings ; Prologue: The question of living being; Why the study of human alimentation requires integrated consideration from an evolutionist standpoint; The difficulties of formulating the problem of feeding by an integrated and evolutionist method; CHAPTER 1. EVOLUTION; 1.1. The concept of evolution; 1.2. The concept of biological evolution.
1.3. The living being understood in terms of biological evolution1.4. The fundamental stages of biological evolution; 1.5. The laws common to the basic stages of biological evolution; Notes to Chapter 1; CHAPTER 2. THE ORGANISM; 2.1. Aspects of the organism as a unity in counter relation to the totality constituted by biological evolution; 2.2. The question of the energy nature of the organism in a living being; 2.3. Relation between the energy of any organism and the energy of the subordinate organisms from which that organism results.
2.4. The evolutionary process to be undergone by living beings on any level, to prepare their organism to originate organisms on the next higher level2.5. The qualitative inflexion in the process studied in the previous section, from which results the new organism; Notes to Chapter 2; CHAPTER 3. EXPERIENCE; 3.1. Objective and subjective knowledge of experience and an approach to the scientific interpretation of this knowledge; 3.2. Facts of the origin and nature of the organism important in the understanding of experience.
3.3. The elementary mechanism of experience explained as the interaction between an organism and its subordinated organisms3.4. Experience, as the process of interactions between organism and soma, through the mediation of the subordinated organisms; 3.5. Experience as an increase, via the soma, of the interactions between the organism and the joint process of biological evolution; Notes to Chapter 3; CHAPTER 4. THE MEDIUM; 4.1. The overall increase in experience, during biological evolution, is an observable fact.
4.2. Experience as the agent of natural selection, and natural selection as the mechanism through which experience evolves4.3. The concepts of the medium and ambience of a living being; 4.4. Basic function of food in the joint evolution of a living being and its medium; Notes to Chapter 4; CHAPTER 5. THE SOMA; 5.1. Study of the soma from the starting point of the medium of the living being; 5.2. The process from which a soma emerges (embryonic period); 5.3. The soma's development process, after the originating stage (foetal period); 5.4. Nature of the soma and somatic action.
Summary: The Origin, Nature and Evolution of Protoplasmic Individuals and their Associations explores living beings of all levels of complexity in relation to each other and to the various ambient sources that they use to survive: protoplasmic individuals and their associations, cells and their associations, animals, and man. The book considers the concepts of evolution and of living beings; the main stages in biological evolution; the organisms' individuality, nature, way of formation, phylogenetic, and ontogenetic origin; essential property of the organisms of living beings; and creature modeling. Th.
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