On: Life, Machinery, and the Restless Clock.
Date: February 2019
Background: Professor at Stanford University and author of The Restless Clock.
- Interesting historical perspective on the role of science and religion in understanding living things – tension in the traditional dichotomy:
- Mechanistic, machine-like, passive, function driven.
- Agents, self-making, self-transforming, active, internal agency.
- Leads to a somewhat superficial discussion of complex systems and concept of emergence.
Discussion only scratching the surface of the interesting bits.