Proceedings of Cornell Symposium Published!
Biological Information – New Perspectives
Edited by R. J. Marks II, M. J. Behe, W. A. Dembski, B. L. Gordon, and J. C. Sanford
the spring of 2011, a diverse group of scientists gathered at Cornell
University to discuss their research into the nature and origin of
biological information. This symposium brought together experts in
information theory, computer science, numerical simulation,
thermodynamics, evolutionary theory, whole organism biology,
developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, physics, biophysics,
mathematics, and linguistics. This volume presents new research by
those invited to speak at the conference.
contributors to this volume use their wide-ranging expertise in the
area of biological information to bring fresh insights into the
explanatory difficulties associated with biological information. These
authors raise major challenges to the conventional scientific wisdom,
which attempts to explain all biological information exclusively in
terms of the standard mutation/selection paradigm.
clear themes emerged from these research papers: 1) Information is
indispensable to our understanding of what life is; 2) Biological
information is more than the material structures that embody it; 3)
Conventional chemical and evolutionary mechanisms seem insufficient to
fully explain the labyrinth of information that is life. By exploring
new perspectives on biological information, this volume seeks to expand,
encourage, and enrich research on the nature and origin of biological
This book is published by World Scientific Publishing. The technical papers are open access, and can be freely downloaded by clicking the following link: Biological Information: New Perspectives. The hardcover book can be purchased here by clicking the order button to the right.