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Scott Turner

State University of New York
  • 2017 First Semester

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This project will explore a new theory of adaptation that I have termed Life in the Transients (LIT). In a nutshell, LIT argues that the theory of open thermodynamic systems has significant implications...

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Journal Article

Turner, J. Scott. 2019. Homeostasis as a fundamental principle for a coherent theory of brains. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1774), 20180373.

Journal Article

Soar, R., Amador, G., Bardunias, P., and Turner, J. Scott. 2019. Moisture gradients form a vapor cycle within the viscous boundary layer as an organizing principle to worker termites. Insectes Sociaux, 66(2), 193–209.

Book/Book Chapter

Turner, J. Scott. 2017. Purpose & Desire. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Journal Article

Penn, Alan and J. Scott. Turner. 2018. Can we identify general architectural principles that impact the collective behaviour of both human and animal systems? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 373(1753), 20180253.


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