"Indeed, perhaps the fundamental definition of religious faith is the belief that life serves a (divine) purpose. Science, however, has always given a resounding "no" to the question "Does life have a higher meaning?"" ...
is a hot home page. Professor Don Mikulecky, ex-marine, ex-preacher,
accomplished artist and thermodynamist par excellence. Don's home
page could keep you busy for months. His work in biological complexity
goes from network thermodynamics to a through understanding of
the work of the late Robert Rosen and relational biology. Don't
miss the discussions with Professor Murkywaters and his students.
A related web page is http://www.vcu.edu/complex/ Professor
Mikulecky taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and this complexity group
is part of his legacy. Check out the extensive list of links.