The origin of biological information is a mystery not so much highlighted by a comparison with software as downplayed by it.
To evolve a protein, Douglas Axe draws a comparison to seeking out — blindfolded! — a particular atom secreted away somewhere in the Milky Way.
French philosopher René Descartes conceived of living things as complex machines, a concept now known as the “machine metaphor.”
To help further explain this concept, I would like to introduce readers to my pet bunny, Daisy.
Many remember David Hume as a pioneering freethinker who saw through the superstition and sectarian dogmatism of religion.