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Metaphors and the role of genes in development. Los conceptos estruturales en el aprendizaje por investigacion. How the problem of defining life has been dealt with? Life concept explicitly situated in a biological paradigm. It is also interesting to examine the difficulties that follow from the classification of viruses as living beings. Skip to main content. As living beings, we have a deep conviction that, in principle, we do know what is life and no remarkable difficulty should appear when we try to distinguish between a living being and something inanimate, or between the living and the dead states of organisms.
What is the definition of life presented by the textbook, if there is any? Or, to put it differently, a characterization of life from its counter- example, death. The analysis of the textbooks was performed by applying a standard protocol, in order to guarantee a standardized appraisal of how the textbooks dealt with the problem of defining life and life concepts Figure 1.
To put it differently, it is the case of trying to fundsmentos a list of sufficient and necessary properties for a system to be characterized as living, with no theoretical paradigmatic justification for the choice of properties.
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Because, at last, to say what are living beings is quite easy. When the properties listed are interconnected in the context of some paradigm, the list is no longer, as in the case of essentialist definitions, something like a medical syndrome, a collection of symptoms with no underlying cause.
Emmeche observes that definitions of life are seldom discussed in depth or even mentioned in biology textbooks and dictionaries. Such a view about diseases overlooks the focal level sensu Salthe where pathological processes themselves usually take place, involving not only cells and molecules, but, above all, tissues, organs, and organic systems. This distinction becomes difficult, however, when we consider equivocal cases such as viruses, viroids, prions, or a biologiw soup of RNA fragments in a laboratory.
Moreover, it is even more pleasing to notice that some books explicitly deal with the problem of defining life. Thus, the characterization of viruses and other structures as borderline cases may be a reflection more of the inadequacy of our defining procedures than of the nature of what we are trying to fjndamentos.
Life would appear when an aggregate of molecules, endowed with the ability to perform ordered chemical reactions, extracting from the environment raw materials and energy, managed to maintain its fhndamentos and isolate itself from the environment. It can be compared with the memory of a computer and stores thousands of instructions to make cellular proteins. Nonetheless, what seems moeerna in the above solution is that it follows necessarily from the attempt to propose lists of necessary and sufficient conditions for life.
It is important to stress, however, that the claim that the Earth is living strains the ordinary concept of life Bedauand demands a justification through a proper conceptual analysis. All books agreed about the complexity involved in trying to define life, given that some organisms cannot be properly placed in the set of living beings through certain lists of common characters.
The Ontogeny of Information 2nd Ed. After concluding that, in favorable conditions, amoebae never die, he raises the question: To put it differently, when a definition of life is embedded in a biological paradigm, it is possible to find underlying causes to what previously seemed to be merely a syndrome Bedau Emmechefor instance, does not consider viruses as borderline cases, but as pathological forms of life, a kind of ultimate parasites, as they presuppose in the functional and evolutionary sense the existence of living cells.
Essentialist list of properties, allegedly including sufficient and necessary conditions for a system to be living. Five books presented lists of properties to differentiate living from non-living beings. Autopoietic systems, replicators, and the search for a meaningful biologic definition of life. Textbooks that presented lists of properties to differentiate living from non-living beings.
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An understanding of the organizational patterns observed in living beings indicates how it is important in science and biology teaching to deal with the central, structuring Gagliardi concepts in biological thought, in contrast with the encyclopedic tendency of curricula El- Hani, in press[b].
The Philosophy of Artificial Life. Thus, when studying, we should be aware amabos the fact that the statements, generally speaking, refer to what is more frequent, to what happens in the majority of the cases or individuals.
Does the textbook discuss the problem of defining life? Biology and Philosophy 7: The Role of the Genome in Development and Evolution. The textbooks call attention mdoerna the alleged borderline instances between living systems and inanimate matter, in particular, to viruses, understood as exceptions.
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The books were selected by combining the fundamenhos of two surveys: The demand for such an integrated approach can be thought of as following from an understanding of the nature of biology, a fundamental feature in any discussion about biology teaching. Therefore, the results reported in this paper should be regarded as partial.
The prion protein simply catalyzes the very chemical reaction that results in itself. Here, it is worth observing that Soares Marto new problem of genetics: Fundamentos de Biologia Moderna 2nd ed.
This view is reminiscent of one of the most influential ideas in Western thought, that of a scala naturae or Great Chain of Beings Lovejoywhich persists in the views about the evolutionary process emphasizing progress and perfectability. What is the paradigm in which the textbook includes, implicitly or explicitly, the life definition if there is any?
Nonetheless, essentialist efforts to define life through lists of necessary and sufficient properties still predominate in the analyzed textbooks. Rather, it is possible to explain the characteristic coexistence of that list of symptoms of life on the grounds of some set of causes.
Viruses and other molecular structures showing distinctive properties of both inanimate matter and living beings seem to be exceptional because they contradict our intuitions about the distinction between these two classes of entities.
The definition of life proposed is limited to a list of properties, seeking to characterize what a living being essentially is and what a non-living being essentially is essentialist view. Given that these molecules rule almost all activities of the cell, the nucleus plays the role of an indirect controller of the cellular metabolism.
In these aambis, the question of the evolution of processes that would make life possible is raised, e. We decided then to make an analysis of Brazilian high-school biology textbooks, as textbooks represent, in Brazil, the major way of transposing contents from scientific to school knowledge Liveo et al. Although most books do not include a chapter or section on the concept of life, it is possible to draw some general ideas about this issue from the texts, through an analysis of how the authors think of biology, the making of science, the scope of the field, the organization of the contents, etc.