Geocentrism vs genocentrism: theories without metaphors, metaphors without theories


by Giuseppe Longo and Matteo Mossio Published in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews ABSTRACT Through the comparison between two major, long-lasting theoretical frameworks – geocentrism and genocentrism – we discuss the different epistemological role played by metaphors in physics and biology. Throughout its history, physics developed …

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Zoom Corona Round Table: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: science in the spotlight


SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: science in the spotlight An online public Round Table Tuesday 6 Oct. 2020, 13:30 – 17:30 CEST   The current pandemic and the socioeconomic measures to control it have created a lot of controversy. Governments claim that their control measures are …

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Confusing biological rhythms and physical clocks – Today’s ecological relevance of Bergson-Einstein debate on time


Abstract The reflections on the nature of time in Relativity Theory will be hinted in reference to the new bridges recently proposed by Connes and by Rovelli’s “perspectival” approach, two major steps towards a unification of quantum, thermodynamical and relativistic times. The so called …

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