Posts by skotheim


Topic: By Faculty

Posted on:
Jan 12, 2011
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How complex are biological systems?

First, we have to consider what is meant by the loaded term complexity.  I would like to consider a definition of biological complexity related to the Kolmogorov complexity of computer science, which, for a given string of data is the shortest binary computer program for computing the string. What is the equivalent measure for biology? [...]