Life: Its Nature and Origin

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Contents
PAGE
PREFACEiii
INTRODUCTIONv
CHAPTER
1. HOW DID LIFE ORIGINATE?1
2. THE SMALLEST PARTICLES OF MATTER9
3. How MOLECULES MAKE MASSES41
4. THE IMPORTANCE OF "IMPURITIES" AND TRACE SUBSTANCES64
5. WHAT ARE LIVING UNITS?79
6. CATALYSIS, THE GUIDE OF LIFE90
7. IMMUNOLOGY AND SELF-SAVING CATALYSTS140
8. GENETICS: THE HERITABLE TRANSMISSION OF CATALYSTS154
9. THE CATALYST ENTELECHY IN DIFFERENTIATION AND MORPHOGENESIS179
10. SOME CATALYTIC ASPECTS OF DISEASE AND DRUGS215
11. CATALYSIS AS THE EFFICIENT CAUSE OF EVOLUTION246
12. PHILOSOPHY, THE GUIDE OF MENTAL LIFE259
AUTHOR'S NOTE277
AUTHOR INDEX279
SUBJECT INDEX286

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  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • Introduction v
  • Contents x
  • Chapter 1 How Did Life Originate? 1
  • References 8
  • Chapter 2 the Smallest Particles of Matter 9
  • References 38
  • Chapter 3 How Molecules Make Masses 41
  • References 61
  • Chapter 4 the Importance of "Impurities" and Trace Substances 64
  • References 78
  • Chapter 5 What Are Living Units? 79
  • References 89
  • Chapter 6 Catalysis: the Guide of Life 90
  • References 136
  • Chapter 7 Immunology and Self-Saving Catalysts 140
  • References 152
  • Chapter 8 Genetics: the Heritable Transmission of Catalysts 154
  • References 177
  • Chapter 9 the Catalyst Entelechy in Differentiation and Morphogenesis 179
  • References 212
  • Chapter 10 Some Catalytic Aspects of Disease and Drugs 215
  • References 244
  • Chapter 11 Catalysis as the Efficient Cause of Evolution 246
  • References 257
  • Chapter 12 Philosophy, the Guide of Mental Life 259
  • References 275
  • Author's Note 277
  • Author Index 279
  • Subject Index 286
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