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  1. Life is Physics and Chemistry and Communication.Gunther Witzany - 2015 - In Guenther Witzany (ed.), DNA Habitats and Their RNA Inhabitants. pp. 1-9.
    Manfred Eigen extended Erwin Schroedinger’s concept of “life is physics and chemistry” through the introduction of information theory and cybernetic systems theory into “life is physics and chemistry and information.” Based on this assumption, Eigen developed the concepts of quasispecies and hypercycles, which have been dominant in molecular biology and virology ever since. He insisted that the genetic code is not just used metaphorically: it represents a real natural language.However, the basics of scientific knowledge changed dramatically within the second half (...)
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  2. Language and Communication as Universal Requirements for Life.Gunther Witzany - 2014 - In Kolb Vera (ed.), Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach. CRC Press. pp. 349-370.
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    From Molecular Entities to Competent Agents: Viral Infection-Derived Consortia Act as Natural Genetic Engineers.Günther Witzany - 2012 - In Witzany (ed.), Viruses: Essential Agents of Life. Springer. pp. 407--419.
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  4. The Biosemiotics of Plant Communication.Günther Witzany - 2008 - American Journal of Semiotics 24 (1/3):39-56.
    This contribution demonstrates that the development and growth of plants depends on the success of complex communication processes. These communication processes are primarily sign-mediated interactions and are not simply an mechanical exchange of ‘information’, as that term has come to be understood in science. Rather, such interactions as I will be describing here involve the active coordination and organisation of a great variety of different behavioural patterns — all of which must be mediated by signs. Thus proposed, a biosemiotics of (...)
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    Serial Endosymbiotic Theory (Set): The Biosemiotic Update.Günther Witzany - 2006 - Acta Biotheoretica 54 (2):103-117.
    The Serial Endosymbiotic Theory explains the origin of nucleated eukaryotic cells by a merging of archaebacterial and eubacterial cells. The paradigmatic change is that the driving force behind evolution is not ramification but merging. Lynn Margulis describes the symbiogenetic processes in the language of mechanistic biology in such terms as “merging”, “fusion”, and “incorporation”. Biosemiotics argues that all cell-cell interactions are (rule-governed) sign-mediated interactions, i.e., communication processes. As the description of plant communication demonstrates, the biosemiotic approach is not limited to (...)
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    From Biosphere to Semiosphere to Social Lifeworlds Biology as an Understanding Social Science.Gunther Witzany - manuscript
    “DNA-RNA-Protein-everything else” (Arthur Kornberg) on its detail, satisfactory answers to central questions – What is life? head and who try to understand protein bodies as context- How did it originate and how do we view ourselves as living dependent interpreters of the genetic text, (3.) a philosophy that beings? – have been lost in a universe of analytical units.
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    Natural Genome-Editing Competences of Viruses.Günther Witzany - 2006 - Acta Biotheoretica 54 (4):235-253.
    It is becoming increasingly evident that the driving forces of evolutionary novelty are not randomly derived chance mutations of the genetic text, but a precise genome editing by omnipresent viral agents. These competences integrate the whole toolbox of natural genetic engineering, replication, transcription, translation, genomic imprinting, genomic creativity, enzymatic inventions and all types of genetic repair patterns. Even the non-coding, repetitive DNA sequences which were interpreted as being ancient remnants of former evolutionary stages are now recognized as being of viral (...)
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    Gathering in Biosemiotics 6, Salzburg 2006.Günther Witzany & Maricela Yip - 2007 - Sign Systems Studies 35 (1-2):295-299.
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    H o M | F E E D B a C.Gunther Witzany - manuscript
    Manfred Eigen employs the terms language and communication to explain key recombination processes of DNA as well as to explain the self-organization of human language and communication: Life processes as well as language and communication processes are governed by the logic of a molecular syntax, which is the exact depiction of a principally formalizable reality.
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    Review: Marcello Barbieri (Ed) (2007) Introduction to Biosemiotics. The New Biological Synthesis. Dordrecht: Springer. [REVIEW]Gunther Witzany - manuscript
    tific sentences from non-scientific ones, the folscientific areas, but try to get forward in discurlowing failure of all trials to establish a scientific sive truthfulness “in the long run” (Peirce) princilanguage of theory which would be coherent with pally ending with human species in an “ultimate the language of observations, or to define a sciopinion” (Peirce) of the things which are discussed. entific language which could be able to depict..
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