BioCosmos aims to present a wide variety of novel perspectives on the origins and nature of life that go beyond the standard neo-Darwinian paradigm of biological evolution. The focus will be on theoretically innovative, data-driven analysis and experimental results from biology and biochemistry, although broader perspectives from philosophy and physics will be represented.
The aim is to encourage high quality scientific research and debate, which result in novel theoretical or experimental approaches that deal with unsolved problems of the standard biological theories. To bring about this aim, the journal’s peer review process will take to heart Newton’s ‘Hypotheses non fingo’. In other words, it will judge the theoretical claims proposed by authors in terms of the evidence placed before the reader rather than in terms of how standard theorists might deal with the same evidence. Inevitably, the range of research potentially covered by this journal is very wide. The following tableau provides a sense of this range. Accordingly, the journal will explicitly encourage a cross-fertilization of these areas with more standard approaches.
- Systems Biology
- Theoretical Biology
- Historical Biology
- Cell Biology and Molecular Machines
- Biological Fine-tuning
- Biochemical Complexity
- Population Genetics
- Evolutionary Biology and Evolutionary Theory
- Extended Synthesis
- Simulated Evolution
- Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics
- Functional Morphology
- Computational Biology
Physics and Cosmology:
- Cosmology and Fine tuning
- Quantum Cosmology
- Holographic Principle
- Quantum Mechanics and Gravity
- Emergent Spacetime
- Prebiotic Scenarios
- Origin of Life Studies
- Autocatalysis and the RNA Word
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Professor Anthony Futerman, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Professor Siegfried Scherer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Editorial Advisory Board
Professor Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, UK
Professor David Snoke, University of Pittsburg, USA
Professor Joel Sussman, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Dr. Zachary Ardern, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Professor Russell Carlson, University of Georgia, USA
Professor Marcos Eberlin, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Scholl of Engineering, São Paulo, Brazil
Professor Sy Garte, Rutgers University, USA
Professor Ola Hössjer, Stockholm University, Sweden
Professor Robert C. Koons, University of Texas, USA
Professor Jed Macosko, Wake Forest University, USA
Professor Robert Marks II, Baylor University, USA
Professor Mark McMenamin, Mount Holyoke College, USA
Dr. Klaus Neuhaus, ZIEL - Institute for Food & Health. Germany
Professor Israel Silman, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Dr. Luca Toldo, Germany
Dr. Geoff Barnard, BioCosmos
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