re: cognitive biology vs computational biology. may i suggest that you add yet one more approach to the list: linguistic biology. per the work of Guenther Witzany. also reflected in my book The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates. each approach uses a helpful metaphor. no one approach sees the elephant in its entirety. so please let us use all three. with oomph--howard ---------------------- Howard Bloom Howardbloom.net Author of: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History ("mesmerizing"-The Washington Post), Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century ("reassuring and sobering"-The New Yorker), The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism ("A tremendously enjoyable book." James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic), The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates("Bloom's argument will rock your world." Barbara Ehrenreich), How I Accidentally Started the Sixties (“Wow! Whew! Wild! Wonderful!” Timothy Leary), and The Mohammed Code (“A terrifying book…the best book I’ve read on Islam.” David Swindle, PJ Media). Former Core Faculty Member, The Graduate Institute; Former Visiting Scholar-Graduate Psychology Department, New York University Founder: International Paleopsychology Project. Founder: The Group Selection Squad; Founder, Space Development Steering Committee. Board Member and Member Of Board Of Governors, National Space Society. Founding Board Member: Epic of Evolution Society. Founding Board Member, The Darwin Project. Founder: The Big Bang Tango Media Lab. Member: New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society, Academy of Political Science, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, International Society for Human Ethology. Scientific Advisory Board Member, Lifeboat Foundation. Advisory Board Member, The Buffalo Film Festival. Editorial board member, The Journal of Space Philosophy.
In a message dated 6/19/2015 9:22:14 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, emanl....@gmail.com writes: Dear Jerry, Thank you for responding to my post. Thank you very much for an attempt to read and to understand my Vienna Symposium related publications. I apologize for a delay in my response – I was trying to read and to understand your papers (“Algebraic Biology” and “_Physical Foundations of Organic Mathematics”). Unfortunately, I did not understand much of what you are talking there (about biological computations)._ (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265238674_Physical_Foundations_of_Organic_Mathematics_(Abstra ct_August_26_2014)) _Never mind, it is my fault, not yours. To my shame, I often also do not understand what other people on the forum are writing too. _ (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265238674_Physical_Foundations_of_Organic_Math ematics_(Abstract_August_26_2014)) As to me, I think (and write) that the era of a computational approach to science and nature studies is over and we are gradually replacing it with a cognitive approach. (Computational biology, Computational ecology, Computational neuroscience, Computational genomics, Computational chemistry, Computational endocrinology, Computational intelligence, Computational linguistics and so on are now being replaced with Cognitive biology, Cognitive ecology, Cognitive neuroscience, Cognitive genomics, Cognitive endocrinology, Cognitive intelligence, Cognitive linguistics, and even Cognitive computing). By definition, computational approaches imply intensive data processing, while Cognitive approaches imply dedicated information processing. What is the difference? Unfortunately, FIS forum does not dwell on this issue. I was pleased to hear from Prof. Kun Wu (at his opening lecture in Vienna) that “By means of the reformation, all scientific and philosophical domains are facing an integrative trend of paradigm reform, which I name as “ informationalization of science”, (The quotation is from one of his presentation slides). As you can see, my assertions are very close to what Prof. Kun Wu claims, but far from what you (and other mainstream FIS contributors) obey and adhere to. I am a newcomer to FIS and I do not intend to preach in the others’ temple. But Prof. Kun Wu is one of the founding fathers of the Philosophy of Information. Therefore, it would be wise for you to be in an agreement with his postulates. Best regards, Emanuel Diamant. From: Jerry LR Chandler [mailto:jerry_lr_chand...@me.com] Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 8:42 PM To: Emanuel Diamant Subject: Re: [Fis] FIS newcomer Dear Emanuel: Thanks for posting your views on Research Gate. Interesting perspective, but... the essence of biology / biological computation are empirical observations that are highly irregular in nature. One must separate the concepts of structures from functions in the languages of chemistry and biology. You may wish to look at the concepts of languages from your perspectives. Several of my online available papers will provide more substance for these comments. Cheers jerry On Jun 15, 2015, at 11:29 AM, Emanuel Diamant wrote: Dear FISlists, I am a newcomer to the FIS discussion table. The debate that is going on in your list-exchange is very interesting to me, but frankly, for the most of the time, I only guess about what you are talking – my vocabulary and my notions of Information are quite different from yours. Nevertheless, I would like to add my voice to the ongoing discourse – I would like to direct you to my page on the Research Gate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emanuel_Diamant) to see my uploads from the last IS4IS Vienna Conference. Maybe you will find them interesting. Best regards, Emanuel Diamant. _______________________________________________ Fis mailing list _Fis@listas.unizar.es_ (mailto:Fis@listas.unizar.es) http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis _______________________________________________ Fis mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis
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