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Origins of Order: self-organization and selection in evolution
1. Conceptual outline of current evolutionary theory PART I: ADAPTATION ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS 2. The structure of rugged fitness landscapes 3. Biological implications of rugged Fitness Landscapes . Expand
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The origins of order
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At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity
Complexity theory is one of the most controversial areas of current scientific research. Developing out of chaos theory, complexity suggests that there are hidden tendencies in nature to selectExpand
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Developmental Constraints and Evolution: A Perspective from the Mountain Lake Conference on Development and Evolution
Developmental constraints (defined as biases on the production of variant phenotypes or limitations on phenotypic variability caused by the structure, character, composition, or dynamics of theExpand
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Autocatalytic sets of proteins.
This article investigates the possibility that the emergence of reflexively autocatalytic sets of peptides and polypeptides may be an essentially inevitable collective property of any sufficientlyExpand
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The Production Recipes Approach to Modeling Technological Innovation: An Application to Learning by Doing
We do two things in this paper. First, we put forward some elements of a microeconomic theory of technological evolution. This involves adding nascent (essentially undiscovered) technologies to theExpand
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Autocatalytic replication of polymers
Abstract We construct a simplified model for the chemistry of molecules such as polypeptides or single stranded nucleic acids, whose reactions can be restricted to catalyzed cleavage andExpand
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Cellular Homeostasis, Epigenesis and Replication in Randomly Aggregated Macromolecular Systems
Abstract Proto-organisms probably were randomly aggregated nets of chemical reactions. The hypothesis that contemporary organisms are also randomly constructed molecular automata is examined byExpand
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On emergence, agency, and organization
Ultimately we will only understand biological agency when we have developed a theory of the organization of biological processes, and science is still a long way from attaining that goal. It may beExpand
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