Friday, October 08, 2010


The Gates of Immortality

"Could there be a mathematical description that might capture and explain biology’s fallibility? The theory of evolution, as formulated by Darwin, stands in its remarkable simplicity as an example of a single set of rules applicable to all biological systems. This theory, in its original expression, was remarkably devoid of mathematics (although it has since been described with great success in mathematical models). But biology in general appears to be so subject to deviations, exceptions, and diversification, rather than convergences, that it is difficult to derive simple and general principles. Nonetheless, it was this possibility of convergence that drove me to biology in the first place.

Read more:The Gates of Immortality - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences

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