Hierarchical Dynamical Information Systems With a Focus on Biology

@article{Collier2003HierarchicalDI,
  title={Hierarchical Dynamical Information Systems With a Focus on Biology},
  author={John Collier},
  journal={Entropy},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={100-124}
}
A system of a number of relatively stable units that can combine more or less freely to form somewhat less stable structures has a capacity to carry information in a more or less arbitrary way. I call such a system a physical information system if its properties are dynamically specified. All physical information systems have certain general dynamical properties. DNA can form such a system, but so can, to a lesser degree, RNA, proteins, cells and cellular subsystems, various immune system… CONTINUE READING

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