Proving Darwin : making biology mathematical / Gregory Chaitin.

Author
Chaitin, Gregory J. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Pantheon Books, c2012.
Description
xvii, 123 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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Summary note
Explains how evolution works on a mathematical level, arguing that mathematical theory is an essential part of evolution while highlighting mathematical principles in the biological world.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-116) and index.
Contents
A parable -- Contradictory quotes? -- Problem solvers and theorizers / by Gian-Carlo Rota -- Preface -- Introduction : Overview of Proving Darwin -- Life as evolving software : the evolution of mutating software -- The human discovery of software : Turing and von Neumann as biologists -- The mathematics of metabiology : random walks in software space -- Santa Fe Institute lecture : A mathematical theory of evolution and biological creativity -- Theological aspects of metabiology -- The politics of creativity (social Darwinism [right-pointing arrow] social metabiology) -- What can mathematics ultimately accomplish? : metabiology and beyond -- Appendix 1. Von Neumann's "DNA = software" paper -- Appendix 2. The heart of the proof.
ISBN
  • 9780375423147
  • 0375423141
LCCN
2011040689
OCLC
753624836
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