biopoiesis


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biopoiesis

the production of living from nonliving material.
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In Embryogenesis, Grossinger, who remains the most consistent theoretical exponent of "biopoiesis," speaks of the double helix structure of DNA: "The twin helix suggests the mystery of structure within each of us, an interminable winding dance of growth and form, its molecules spinning ribbon out of ribbon, half of them always upside-down" (65).(3) Other images are for Grossinger and Kelly equally compelling - the inverting folds of gastrulation, the migration of germ cells, the ouroboros of carbon forming rings and tertiary chains.