How Life Works by Philip Ball: New Crack in the Berlin Wall

Philip Ball’s new book “How Life Works” is an outstanding introduction to the new biology that transcends the dead-on-arrival textbook version of evolution that has kept science stuck in the 1970s for so long.

Philip Ball’s “How Life Works” sets a new standard for biology.

Denis Noble wrote a beautiful review of Ball’s book in Nature Magazine, saying “It’s time to admit that genes are not the blueprint for life. The view of biology often presented to the public is oversimplified and out of date. Scientists must set the record straight.


“Ultimately, Ball concludes that “we are at the beginning of a profound rethinking of how life works”. In my view, beginning is the key word here. Scientists must take care not to substitute an old set of dogmas with a new one. It’s time to stop pretending that, give or take a few bits and pieces, we know how life works. Instead, we must let our ideas evolve as more discoveries are made in the coming decades. Sitting in uncertainty, while working to make those discoveries, will be biology’s great task for the twenty-first century.”

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