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What the hell is “Information” anyway?

DNA, ideas, knowledge, books, computations, schedules, job descriptions, money(!), bank accounts, music, culture, beliefs and every last thing that has some importance in our lives has something to do with “information”, but still, all my attempts to find a no-nonsense,

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More on the selfish gene

This is a follow up on the controversy that followed David Dobbs piece entitled “Die Selfish Gene, Die”. Dobbs published a revised and much improved version, one that merits some praise and a serious discussion. When I first read the

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In defense of the Selfish Gene

This is a quick rebuttal of the thesis explained by David Dobbs in his recent “Die, selfish gene, die” Aeon Magazine article [Edit: 14/12/2013 now archived here]. It is a well written, well documented and quite long piece that tries

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