9781556438868

On the Origin of Form

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    9781556438868

  • ISBN10:

    1556438869

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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Summary

On the Origin of Formpresents a new account of evolution and the origin of life based on the premise that the body form of any species is encoded not in the DNA but in the patterned structure of the primordial germ plasmthe universal predecessor of the egg. Two hundred years after Johann von Goethe's Faustian quest for theUrform, the archetypal design underlying all living form, comes the recent discovery that organic forms are derived from a unique, self-organized, pre-embryonic structure. This explanation of evolution is an alternative to the now widely questioned Neo-Darwinist theory of natural selection of random mutations. This new model is based on known, relatively uncomplicated scientific principles and is easily accessible to the interested layman. Included are sixty-four pages of illustrations that support this new theory. For additional information, please visit www.ontheoriginofform.com.

Author Biography

Stuart Pivar is a chemist and engineer and founder of the New York Academy of Art in New York City. In 1996 he founded the Human Blueprint Laboratory to investigate the origins of form. He lives in New York City.

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