NETFUTURE
Science, Technology, and Human Responsibility


Issue #184            May 10, 2012
A Publication of The Nature Institute
Editor: Stephen L. Talbott (stevet@netfuture.org)

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Contents
Editor’s Note
How Biologists Lost Sight of the Meaning of Life (Stephen L. Talbott)
       . . . And Are Now Staring It in the Face
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EDITOR’S NOTE

It’s possible that a considerable number of subscribers did not receive the last issue of NetFuture (#183, posted in November, 2011). The feature article in that issue was entitled, “Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness”. You’ll find the posting here:

http://netfuture.org/2011/Nov1011_183.html

By the way, in the natural sequence of articles I have been writing on the organism, the essay below (as well as several yet to be written) would naturally be placed before “Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness”.

Nature Institute Courses. For any of you who, in June or July, expect to be within striking distance of the Hudson River Valley — about two hours north of New York City — you might want to check out our two summer courses. Each is a week long. You’ll find what you need to know at

http://natureinstitute.org/calendar.

SLT

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HOW BIOLOGISTS LOST SIGHT OF THE MEANING OF LIFE
— AND ARE NOW STARING IT IN THE FACE

Stephen L. Talbott
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