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What is life?: Essay review of "What is Life? With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches", by Erwin Schrödinger

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What is life? Essay review of "What is Life? With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches", by Erwin Schrödinger. / McClintock, P V E.

In: Contemporary Physics, Vol. 53, No. 5, 2012, p. 433–435.

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title = "What is life?: Essay review of {"}What is Life? With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches{"}, by Erwin Schr{\"o}dinger",
abstract = "We are all patterns, dynamically evolving ones, but patterns nonetheless. There is nothing special about the individual atoms that constitute our bodies. They could all be replaced by other atoms of the same kinds, and neither we nor anyone else would notice the difference. So what is it about our particular arrangement of atoms that makes us alive and our distinctive selves? Indeed, what is life?",
author = "McClintock, {P V E}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1080/00107514.2012.713993",
language = "English",
volume = "53",
pages = "433–435",
journal = "Contemporary Physics",
issn = "0010-7514",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "5",

}

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AB - We are all patterns, dynamically evolving ones, but patterns nonetheless. There is nothing special about the individual atoms that constitute our bodies. They could all be replaced by other atoms of the same kinds, and neither we nor anyone else would notice the difference. So what is it about our particular arrangement of atoms that makes us alive and our distinctive selves? Indeed, what is life?

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DO - 10.1080/00107514.2012.713993

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JO - Contemporary Physics

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