I’m reminded again that the Bradley Center’s Robert Marks, among many other distinctions, was born to podcast.
Winston Ewert recently published a paper in BIO-Complexity suggesting that life is better explained by a dependency graph than by a phylogenetic tree.
The evolution of life mimics the evolution of software or other human technology.
Wisnton Ewert has developed a model to explain the pattern of similarities in different organisms which mimics how computer applications inherit software from a diverse range of lower-level modules.
A dependency graph is not any old ad hoc hypothesis. It was posited because it is something that we observe in software engineering.