Harold J. Morowitz

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Harold J. Morowitz (December 4, 1927 – March 22, 2016) was an American biophysicist who studies the application of thermodynamics to living systems. His primary research interest is the origin of life.


  • The purpose of this book is to discuss and present evidence for the general thesis that the flow of energy through a system acts to organize that system.
    • Energy Flow in Biology: Biological Organization as a Problem in Thermal Physics (1968), p. 2.
    • Italics are in the original. Later quoted on the inside front cover of The Last Whole Earth Catalog.

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