The transmission sense of information

@article{Bergstrom2008TheTS,
  title={The transmission sense of information},
  author={Carl T. Bergstrom and M. Rosvall},
  journal={Biology \& Philosophy},
  year={2008},
  volume={26},
  pages={159-176}
}
Biologists rely heavily on the language of information, coding, and transmission that is commonplace in the field of information theory developed by Claude Shannon, but there is open debate about whether such language is anything more than facile metaphor. Philosophers of biology have argued that when biologists talk about information in genes and in evolution, they are not talking about the sort of information that Shannon’s theory addresses. First, philosophers have suggested that Shannon’s… Expand

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