Biology is simple

Tim Newman (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

This paper explores the potential for simplicity to reveal new biological understanding. Borrowing selectively from physics thinking, and contrasting with Crick's reductionist philosophy, the author argues that greater emphasis on simplicity is necessary to advance biology and its applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063002
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Biology
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • biophysics
  • interdisciplinary science
  • simplicity

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