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Chris Aldrich

@johnhawks I just found it recently, but I wonder if J. Harte's "Maximum Entropy and Ecology" might apply?http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FVPF7C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&a...

Chris Aldrich

It's great to see that fight to merge C.P. Snow's "Two Cultures" is still alive and kicking -- and even better that it's in Forbes! We should all be more directly interested in the philosophy of science. One might consider that philosopher of science Karl Popper was and continues to be heavily influential on modern-day research.

I find it interesting that this article is written with it's discussion of information theory and evolution on the same week that C. Adami publishes a wonderful paper entitled "Information-theoretic considerations concerning the origin of life" http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.0590 in which he uses information theory to posit a novel and straightforward way of approaching the origin of life.

For those not well-versed in his mathematics, a recent post on the Physics Arxiv blog does a good job of synopsizing his arguments. https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/information-theory-and-the-origin-of-life-4cf6b93d156c

Chris Aldrich

Replied to a post on medium.com :

Information Theory And The Origin of Life — The Physics arXiv Blog https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/information-theory-and-the-origin-of-life-4cf6b93d156c

Chris Aldrich

The Thermodynamic Theory of Ecology | Simons Foundation

Overview of John Harte's work on MaxEnt in Ecology. The Thermodynamic Theory of Ecology