Darwin Overthrown: Hello Mechanobiology showcases the new evolutionary science at the crossroads of biology and engineering and feature interviews with the world’s key scientists investigating how physical forces and mechanics shape life.
Mechanobiology? “More than a century ago, it was proposed that mechanical forces could drive tissue formation. However, only recently with the advent of enabling biophysical and molecular technologies are we beginning to understand how individual cells transduce mechanical force into biochemical signals. In turn, this knowledge of mechanotransduction at the cellular level is beginning to clarify the role of mechanics in patterning processes during embryonic development. In this perspective, we will discuss current mechanotransduction paradigms, along with the technologies that have shaped the field of mechanobiology.” – A Hitchhiker’s Guide to mechanobiology (open access)
Suzan Mazur has made a career of covering the gradual way in which Darwinism is being replaced in biology—whether anyone admits it or not—by other ways of looking at the journey of life through time. Her blog is Oscillations. Her other books include
The Altenberg 16: An exposé of the evolution industry (2010)
The Origin of Life Circus (2014)
The Paradigm Shifters: Overthrowing ‘the Hegemony of the Culture of Darwin’ (2015)
Royal Society: Public Evolution Summit (2016)
See also: Suzan Mazur On Mechanobiology, The Next Level Of Understanding Of The Cell
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