Note the strong argument against a simple reductionism here: the enzyme systems which are necessary for their own production.
Another strong point of Weiss is his criticism of the use of the prefix "self-". Terms like "self-engendered" are indeed anthropomorphic and hide the biologist's ignorance about the control of the process of synthesis. It actually is a very funny term, and the same goes for "self-organization". So, the biologist sees himself forced to use terms that one associates with consciousness! Or .. is this "self" another term to state a tautology?
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