Somehow, without any calculation at all, we’re all certain that geological processes can’t make a wrench.
Maybe evolution is just too complicated to model? Or maybe computer simulations have already provided a sufficient demonstration that evolution works as advertised?
Marks’s new book, Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics, makes an important but esoteric-sounding field accessible to the general reader.
Delve into the data surrounding the origin of life, specified and irreducible complexity, genetics, the fossil record, human origins, natural selection, and more.
You’ll enjoy his recent podcast conversation with UK interviewer Julian Charles of The Mind Renewed.
An evolutionary program whose goal is to master chess will never evolve further and offer investment advice.
In a previous post, I argued that methodological naturalism is a reasonable and neutral working principle limiting everyday science to natural causes.
As the authors rigorously show, producing anything of significant complexity requires that knowledge of the outcomes be programmed into the search routines.
“Is information being created when we snap a picture of Niagara Falls?”
The “Game of Life” is a computer simulation that’s meant to mimic living systems.