Information, The Hidden Side of Life

Product Number: EB00750912
Released: Jan 18, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119579359
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
Please log in to view pricing

Description

This book explores the unity of life. It proposes that the concept of information is the inner essence of what we today call life. The importance of information for our species is obvious. Human beings are highly dependent on information, constantly exchanging with conspecifics. In a less apparent way, we are the product of genetic and epigenetic information which determines our development in a given environment from a fertilized egg to the adult stage. Even less apparent is that information plays a determining role in ecosystems. This observation may include the prebiotic systems in which life emerged. Our claim is that Nature processes information continuously. This means that even beyond living entities, we can see messages and decoding procedures. Nature can be said to send messages to its own future and then to decode them. Nature "talks" to itself! The systematic organization of messages suggests that, in some respects, we should even speak of the "languages" of Nature.

x-large
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Dec 31, 2018

Sign up for our email newsletter