“Over time the organism partly determines what happens to the genome”

In this broadcast on Voices from Oxford, Colin Mayer, Professor of Management Studies at the University of Oxford, challenges Denis Noble to explain what the book is about. The answers are surprising. Moreover, many years after publication of The Music of Life in 2006, no-one has responded to the deep questions it raises about the nature of biological science. Meanwhile, the evidence for the new view has rapidly grown (see the MusicofLifesourcebook and the Dancesourcebook). Moreover, the social implications of a view radically different from that which was predominant in the 20th century are very profound. Examples of this difference in the implications for economics and management can be found in this cross-disciplinary article on cooperation in biology, business and economics.