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.
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.