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By Marcello Barbieri

This book is the examine of all codes of lifestyles with the traditional equipment of technological know-how. The genetic code and the codes of tradition were recognized for a very long time and characterize the historic starting place of this e-book. what's rather new during this box is the examine of all codes that got here after the genetic code and before the codes of tradition. The life of those natural codes, despite the fact that, is not just an enormous experimental truth. it truly is a kind of proof that experience notable theoretical implications. the 1st is that almost all occasions of macroevolution have been linked to the foundation of recent natural codes, and this provides us a totally new reconstruction of the background of lifestyles. the second one implication is that codes contain that means and we'd like hence to introduce in biology not just the idea that of data but additionally the concept that of organic which means. The 3rd theoretical implication comes from the truth that the natural codes were hugely conserved in evolution, because of this they're the best invariants of existence. The examine of the natural codes, in brief, is bringing to gentle new mechanisms that experience operated within the historical past of lifestyles and new basic innovations in biology.

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