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Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical

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GREGORY CHAITIN is widely known for his work on metamathematics and for his discovery of the celebrated Omega number, which proved the fundamental unknowability of math. He is the author of many books on mathematics, including Meta Math! The Quest for Omega. This is his first book on biology.

Table of Contents

Contents

A Parable

Contradictory Quotes?

Problem Solvers and Theorizers, by Gian-Carlo Rota

Preface

1. Introduction: Overview of Proving Darwin

2. Life as Evolving Software: The Evolution of Mutating Software

3. The Human Discovery of Software: Turing and von Neumann as Biologists

4. The Mathematics of Metabiology: Random Walks in Software Space

5. Santa Fe Institute Lecture: A Mathematical Theory of Evolution and Biological Creativity

6. Theological Aspects of Metabiology

7. The Politics of Creativity (Social Darwinism→Social Metabiology)

8. What Can Mathematics Ultimately Accomplish? Metabiology and Beyond

Appendix 1. Von Neumann’s “DNA = Software” Paper

Appendix 2. The Heart of the Proof

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375423147
Author:
Chaitin, Gregory
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Biology-General
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.29 x 5.28 x 0.69 in 0.58 lb

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