Volume 9 · Number 2 · Pages 244–245
On the Emergence of Meaningful Information and Computing in Biology

Walter Riofrío

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Open peer commentary on the article “Info-computational Constructivism and Cognition” by Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic. Upshot: Info-computational constructivism calls attention to some of the open questions about the origins of information and computation in the living realm. It remains unclear whether both were developed and shaped by evolution by natural selection or if they appeared in living systems independently of it. If the former, it is possible to sketch a scenario with a certain degree of reasonableness and postulate some of the conditions that triggered the emergence of these biological properties.


Riofrío W. (2014) On the emergence of meaningful information and computing in biology. Constructivist Foundations 9(2): 244–245. http://constructivist.info/9/2/244

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