“To a materialist our subjective thoughts are not real. But our thoughts and beliefs have real consequences.”
Universal Darwinism is the belief that Darwin’s theory can be applied fruitfully to many scientific disciplines, not just to biology.
A paper likens the proteome to a language with a “quasi-universal grammar” possessing the minimum complexity necessary to function as a cell.
“Technosignatures” is just abstruse enough to evade most Congressional waste hunters.
Theorists hope to alleviate a deficiency in Shannon information theory, which dealt only with the structure of a communication, not its semantics.