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Designing Biologically Informed Systems, May 2014

Designing Biologically Informed Systems, presented at Ravensbourne, London on May 20th 2014.

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The Single Theory That Could Explain Emergence, Organisation And The Origin of Life

The Single Theory That Could Explain Emergence, Organisation And The Origin of Life | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Biochemists have long imagined that autocatalytic sets can explain the origin of life. Could it be that the same idea--the general theory of autocatalytic sets--can help explain the origin of life, the nature of emergence and provide a mathematical foundation for organisation in economics?


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Cooperating Mini-Brains Show How Intelligence Evolved

Cooperating Mini-Brains Show How Intelligence Evolved | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Working together can hasten brain evolution, according to a new computer simulation.

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Human Beings are Information-Seeking Creatures (w/video)

Human Beings are Information-Seeking Creatures (w/video) | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

The Internet has revolutionized the way we connect and the way we think, speeding up the rate of virtually everything. At times, having so many facts at your fingertips can feel less like an upside and more like a deluge. (There's a reason why Gleick's book is subtitled "a flood.") But fundamental cultural and technological shifts in our relationship to information are hardly unprecedented. They're "part of the evolution of the species," he says.


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Human brain shaped by duplicate genes

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Multiple copies of a gene may have boosted the computational power of our ancestors' brains.

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