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251 index acetylcholine, 212 adaptations, in nature, 71–72, 92 “adaptive management,” 156 Agassiz, Louis, 82 Age of Empathy, The (de Waal), 173 alleles, 89, 106, 109, 122 altitude sickness, 80 altruism, 33, 43, 45, 46, 172, 185, 219; bacterial altruism, 30 amino acids, 83 amygdala, 218 Anderson, P. W., 149 animal behavior, 49 animal research. See experimentation on sentient beings Aristotle, 81 autism, 59–60, 149, 161, 177, 199, 202–3, 211 Ayala, Francisco, 81, 92 bacteria, 11–12, 18, 25, 39, 201; bacterial altruism, 30; bacterial cells, 31, 34; cooperation of with other cells, 29–30; effect of sugar on, 23–24; experiments on sense ability, 17; gut bacteria, 203–4; as a model system, 13–14; as sentient beings, 12, 13; sugar as a signaling molecule in, 21–22 Bartal, Inbal Ben-Ami, 175–76 Benson, Herbert, 195–96 Beyond Religion (Dalai Lama), 184, 227 Bheri ecosystem, 152 biofilms, 30 biological development, 46, 192 biology, 27, 30, 120–21, 128, 143, 184; central themes of, 28; developmental biology, 42, 45, 141 Bonner, John, 51, 52 Bronfenbrenner, Urie, 155 Buddhism, 17, 27, 102, 184, 231; on all sentient beings as being like our parents or brothers, 17; core concepts of, 13, 33, 130, 171, 227; cycles as central to, 19; different types of, 37; epistemology of, 166; and the impermanence of the self, 131; on life and death as a circle of renewal, 45; monastic rules of, 164; and the principle of interconnectedness , 111; societal context of Buddhism and science, 173–74, 231–32; and the truth of suffering, 171; and the two categories of knowable phenomena, 43. See also ecology, and Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism Bush, George W., 126 Bygren, Lars, 114 Cairns-Smith, Graham, origin of life model of, 76–78 Can I Give Him My Eyes? (Moore), 172 cancer, 59 252 index carbohydrates, 24, 83, 84 carbon dioxide, 152 cells, 11, 25, 42, 78; awareness in, 20, 32; as the basic unit of life, 19; B-cells, 205, 206; boundary membranes of, 20; brain cells, 122; cell activity and the connections of preexisting neurons, 63; cell signaling, 21–22; cytoplasm of, 120; dendritic memory cells, 205; division of, 59, 62; division of labor among, 32–33; fruiting body cells, 51; growth and division cycles of, 36–37 (see also mitosis); learning at the cellular level, 60–61; multicellular organisms, 30–31; overproduction of, 60; protein “sensors” within, 20–21; skin cells, 116; spore cells, 51; stalk cells, 51; T-cells, 205–6; unique environments of, 35–36; as a universe unto themselves, 11, 26; weapon cells, 58–59. See also cells, death of (apoptosis); consciousness , as an emergent property of cells; differentiation; human cells; multicellularity; neurons (nerve cells); stem cells cells, death of (apoptosis), 51, 52, 56–57, 66, 67; occurrence of in the webbing between fingers and toes, 57; regulated cell death, 40 cerebral palsy, 203 children, social skills of, 186–87 clay(s), characteristics of, 77–78 Clinton, Bill, 110, 111 Cognitive-Based Compassion Training (cbct), 191–92, 197; assessing the effects of, 215–19; as an example of a meditation method, 197–98, 208, 214; and ritualized breathing, 214; teaching of to medical students and scientists, 219–20 communication, 28, 30; intercellular, 29; interorganism, 29; intracellular, 29 community, 45, 104, 157; importance of according to Dewey, 155; Tibetan community, 5, 164, 184, 191 consciousness: differing Buddhist concepts of, 169–70; as an emergent property of cells, 168–69 conservation, 28 Copernicus, 81 cortisol. See stress, and the cortisol stress response creationism, 73, 99 “critical slowing,” 148–49 Cure Within, The: A History of MindBody Medicine (Harrington), 192, 194 cycling, 28, 147 Dadul, Geshe, 24–25, 156–57, 191 Dalai Lama, 89, 102, 133, 157, 160, 178, 194, 196, 233; acceptance of evolution by, 74; on altruism, 229–30; on the collaboration of monks and scientists, 163–64; on compassion, 228; emissaries of to Tibetan communities in India, 190–91; escape of from Tibet, 16; on humans as social animals, 228; on the issue of sacrifice versus selfishness, 46; on the relationship between science and religion, 225, 226, 227; relationship of with Mao Zedong, 225–26; on risk, 73–74; on “secular ethics,” 227–28, 229; on the uncovering of assumptions, 44; views on animal research, 15–16, 17 Darwin, Charles, 39, 70–71, 78, 81, 83, index 253 87, 90–92, 171, 210; abhorrence of slavery, 82; concept of common ancestry, 89; delay in publishing due to fear of the church, 72 Darwin...

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9781512601251
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9781512600001
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1012362564
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296
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2017-11-22
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