Biological Sciences have undergone tremendous changes over the
last 100 years and yet there are many unresolved issues in biology.
These issues are central to life and have resisted clear answers
from biology and medicine. Why are these answers hard to come
by? There are several reasons. Some answers address singular
events, such as where does life come from. Others defy prediction,
a central tenet in the sciences. Prediction means that we have
a factual understanding of the relationship between the physico-chemical
and behavioral nature of living organisms. This knowledge allows
us to test hypothesis and find quantitative answers. Besides
the better known issues relating to the mystery of the mind,
consciousness and sleep, there are various particular problems
with which biologists are still struggling to find mechanisms.
These include the nature of genes, complexity regarding physiological
process such as the immune system (which is at least as complex
as the brain) or molecular aspects of protein folding. The latter
is central to the big question in biology; how do genes store
information of the physiological structure and function of organisms?
Connects the Mind with the Body?
Dreams, and Consciousness
is a Gene?
Biology a Statistical Science?