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In biology, and particularly in morphology, various types of explanation are found,e.g. causal, teleological, historical, etc.
Neurotrophism describes a non-membrane conductive activity by which interactions occur between neurons and other cells which initiate or control molecular modifications in other cells. Neuro-epithelial, neuro-muscular, and neuro-visceral trophism is defined and discussed in some detail. Some...
The different aspects of floral evolution—Angiosperm descent, floral morphology and pollination ecology—are discussed on the basis of the anthocorm theory of the angiospermous flower. Opposed ideas are critically compared and rejected mainly on account of several inconsistencies and flaws in old...
This paper contains some considerations on the relation between philosophy of science and science, in particular biology. There is a contrast between formalistic and pragmatic approaches to the structure of scientific thought, which is illustrated by the different viewpoints on the nature of...
A specific mapping mechanism is defined as the basic unit of “Biological Memory”. This mechanism must account for the characteristic frequency patterns in the organic world, where future probability is a function of past experience. The conditions for the function of biological memory are...
A critical appraisal of the theories founded on the theorem of the multiaxial flower (traditionally but erroneously referred to as the ‘pseudanthium hypotheses’), shows an evolution fromWettstein's original version of 1907 to various hypotheses founded on the the same theme and partly derived...
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