On 09.02.2012 07:49 meekerdb said the following:
There's an interesting paper by Bennett that I ran across, which
discusses the relation of Shannon entropy, thermodynamic entropy, and
algorithmic entropy in the context of DNA and RNA replication:
Thank you for the link. I like the first sentence
"Computers may be thought of as engines for transforming free energy
into waste heat and mathematical work."
I am not sure though if this is more as a metaphor. I will read the
paper, the abstract looks nice.
I believe that there was a chapter on reversible computation in
Nanoelectronics and Information Technology, ed Rainer Waser
I guess, reversible computation is kind of a strange attractor for
As for DNA, RNA, and proteins, I have recently read
Barbieri, M. (2007). Is the cell a semiotic system? In: Introduction to
Biosemiotics: The New Biological Synthesis. Eds.: M. Barbieri, Springer:
If the author is right, it well might be that the language was developed
even before the consciousness. By the way, the paper is written very
well and I have to think it over.
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