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Darwinism vs. the Octopus

What’s the difference between evolutionary theory and an octopus? Well, one is a slippery, color-changing escape artist that can get out of any tough situation and the other is an aquatic invertebrate. 10 more words

Evolution as algorithmic indeterminacy from rational agent competition

I have only just begun to watch Susskind’s lectures on statistical mechanics; my goal is to interpret algorithmic thermodynamics: to infer the meaning of a mapping between the seemingly nonphysical concept of algorithmic probability and apparently physical thermodynamic entropy. 739 more words




Last-Minute Message For a Time Capsule

I have to tell you this, whoever you are:
that on one summer morning here, the ocean…

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One of the really fascinating things about humans is that they all learn language the same way and languages all have similar rules of syntax that seems to be evolutionarily prepared. 78 more words

Ancient genome from Africa sequenced for the first time

The first ancient human genome from Africa to be sequenced has revealed that a wave of migration back into Africa from Western Eurasia around 3,000 years ago was up to twice as significant as previously thought, and affected the genetic make-up of populations across the entire African continent. 954 more words


Clues on how giraffe neck evolved

Scientists have long theorized that the long neck of modern-day giraffes evolved to enable them to find more vegetation or to develop a specialized method of fighting. 491 more words