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In chapter two “Vitalisms and Animisms” Monod states that invariance must have preceded teleonomy, a conclusion reached by the Darwinian idea that teleonomic structures are due to variations in structures that already had the property of invariance and could therefore preserve the effects of chance mutations. Monod continues by writing that living beings are chemical machines, every organism constitutes a coherent and functional unit, and that the organism is a self-constructing machine whose macroscopic structure is not determined by outside forces but by autonomous internal interactions.

The author makes the point that translation is irreversible and never takes place from protein to DNA. In reviewing the tertiary structure, what he calls the native shape, he talks about the non-covalent interactions which bind the amino acids and the folding that determines the molecules three-dimensional shape including the zaar binding site. He briefly discuses the murky metaphysical vitalism of Henri Bergson and then discusses the scientific vitalism of Elsasser and Polanyi which contend that physical forces and chemical interactions that have been studied in non-living matter do not fully necsidad for invariance and teleonomy and therefore other “biotonic laws” are at work in living matter.

Next would have been the formation of the first macromolecules capable of replication probably through spontaneous base pairing.

Next Monod makes reference to his own research and talks about the S shaped non-linear curve that necesudad characteristic of allosteric enzymes when activity is plotted against concentration of an effector including the substrate.

He then talks about the evolution of our ancestors including the development of upright posture which allowed them to become hunters.

In chapter four “Microscopic Cybernetics” the author starts out by repeating the characteristic of extreme specificity of enzymes and the extreme efficiency of the chemical machinery in living organisms.

Since the activation energy of a covalent bond is high the reaction will have a slower speed than that of nceesidad non-covalent bond which occurs spontaneously and rapidly. The author continues to mention the sterospecific, spontaneous assembly of ribosomes and T4 bacteriophage from their protein constituents in vitro.

Cooperative and antagonistic interactions of ligands are indirect: Monod stresses the importance of the molecular theory of the genetic code as a physical theory of heredity and brands it as the “secret of life”.

Monod first gives an example of dissecting a computer and then points out how teleonomic performances can be seen on a neceaidad level. Next Monod reviews the primary and tertiary structure of proteins. Monod lists and defines four regulatory patterns. Monod hypothesizes that language was not merely the product but one of the driving forces for the evolution of our central nervous system. Monod spends some time stressing that there need be no chemical relationship between a substrate and an allosteric ligand and it is this “gratuity” that has allowed molecular evolution to make a huge network of interconnections and make each organism an autonomous functional unit.

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With mild treatment protomers are separated and the oligomer protein loses function but monnod the initial “normal” conditions are restored the subunits will usually reassemble spontaneously. Azar y necesidadMonod Jacques. He believes that rudimentary symbolic communication appeared early on and created a new selective pressure that favored development of linguistic ability and hence the brain.

Azar y necesidad en la filosofía de la vida de J. Monod. “In memoriam”

The author then says that due to the accelerating pace of cultural evolution, it no longer affects the genome and that selection does not favor the genetic survival of the fittest through a more numerous progeny.

The sequence of the amino acid residues and the initial conditions determine the protein folding mknod therefore dictate the function.

Monod again references his own work as he talks about the lactose system consisting of three proteins in Escherica coli. He goes on to state that he does not intend to make a thorough survey of modern biology but rather to “bring out the form of its key concepts and to point out their logical relationships with other areas of thought…it is an avowed attempt to extract the quintessence of the molecular theory of the code” Monod, xiii.

About two minutes after adding a galactoside inducer the rate of synthesis of the three proteins increases a thousandfold. He then brings up and defends against a possible thermodynamic objection to reproductive invariance and points out the extreme efficiency of the teleonomic apparatus in accomplishing the preservation and reproduction of the structure.

Synthesis of mRNA is blocked when the repressor is bound to the operator. Monod believes the ultimate aim of science is to “clarify man’s relationship to the universe” Monod, xi and from that reasoning he accords biology a central role.

He offers the selective theory as being consistent with the postulate of objectivity and allowing for epistemological coherence. He also states that the complexity of the cybernetic network in living beings is far too complex to study by the overall behavior of whole organisms. Our values are necesixad in animism and are at odds with objective knowledge and truth. He explains that proteins are composed ofamino acids and he distinguishes between elongated fibrous proteins that play a mechanical role and the more numerous globular proteins that are folded upon themselves.

The “error” in the genetic message will be replicated with a high degree of fidelity. That is why Mendel’s definition of the gene as the unvarying bearer of hereditary necesirad, its chemical identification by Avery confirmed by Hersheyand the elucidation by Watson and Crick of the structural basis of its replicative invariance, without any doubt constitute the most important discoveries ever made in biology.

He lists the prime functions of the brain in mammals as control and coordination of neuromuscular activity, to set into action innate programs of action in response to stimuli, to integrate sensory inputs, to register, group, and associate significant events, and to represent and simulate.


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He brings up statistics that show a negative correlation between intelligence and the average number of children per couple and a positive correlation of intelligence between spouses which concentrates them among a shrinking elite. Monod writes that an enzymatic reaction can be seen in two steps: At the end of this chapter Monod states that the thesis he “shall present in this book is that the biosphere does not contain a predictable class of objects or of events but constitutes a particular occurrence, compatible indeed with first principles, but not deducible from those principles and therefore essentially unpredictable” Monod, Finally, it is the primary structure of proteins that we shall consult for the “secret” to those cognitive properties thanks to which, like Maxwell’s demons, they animate and build living systems” Monod Monod states that the decisive factor in natural selection is not the “struggle for life” but is the differential rate of reproduction and the only mutations “acceptable” to an organism are those that “do not lessen the coherence of the teleonomic apparatus, but neecesidad, further strengthen it in its already assumed orientation” Monod, The antibody that is able to bind to the antigen is multiplied.

Different cells work in different ways at different times, however. He talks about the extraordinary specificity of action that enzymes display as exemplified by their ability to not hecesidad recognize a specific geometric isomer but an optical isomer as well.

The author then says that in the rest of the chapter he will address religious ideologies necdsidad philosophical systems that assume the reverse hypothesis: The author necesiidad writes that a primary structure exists in a single or a small number of related states, as is the case with allosteric proteins precisely defined conformational native state under normal physiological conditions.

The author next turns his attention to the central nervous system. Monod explains that the teleonomic performance is judged through natural selection and this system retains only a very small fraction of mutations that will perfect and enrich the teleonomic apparatus.

In the last paragraph of the preface Monod explains that his essay developed from the Robins Lectures that he gave in at Pomona College. Various mutations azr as substitutions, deletions, and inversions are listed. Monod explains mnood the rate of mRNA synthesis from the lactose operon determines the rate of the proteins synthesis.

A totally blind process can by definition lead to anything; it can even lead to vision itself” Monod Three stages which led to the emergence of the first organism are proposed.

El azar y la necesidad. He explains that galactoside permease one of the proteins in the lactose system enables the galactoside sugars to penetrate and accumulate within the cell.