Life Requires Genetic Representation and vice versa – Consequences for ALife

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dc.contributor.author Wills, Peter en
dc.contributor.editor Lenaerts, T en
dc.contributor.editor Giacobini, M en
dc.contributor.editor Bersini, H en
dc.contributor.editor Bourgine, P en
dc.contributor.editor Dorigo, M en
dc.contributor.editor Doursat, R en
dc.coverage.spatial Paris, France en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-04T01:22:09Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Paris, France, 08 Aug 2011 - 12 Aug 2011. Editors: Lenaerts T, Giacobini M, Bersini H, Bourgine P, Dorigo M, Doursat R. Advances in Artificial Life ECAL11. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 866-873. 2011 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-262-29714-1 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17771 en
dc.description.abstract The production of autonomously functioning, integrated, complex networks of physico-chemical processes requires the creation of some mode of informational representation in molecular form (genes), not only as a matter of fact but also as the only plausible way of designing such systems to achieve control with a level of specificity typical of molecular biological processes. Likewise, only through their natural selection as parts of systems which express the information in them could DNA sequences of kilo-, mega- or giga-base length attain specific representational meanings of biological significance. Nothing worthy of the designation “Artificial Life” will exist until an information-interpreter/constructor coupling of the sort that emerged at life’s origin on our planet is recapitulated in the laboratory. Attempts to achieve such a goal require very careful scrutiny and the ethics of such endeavours should be discussed within the context of a radical critique of how human agency is constituted and how it is linked to fundamental biological processes. en
dc.publisher MIT Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in Artificial Life ECAL11 en
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dc.title Life Requires Genetic Representation and vice versa – Consequences for ALife en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 866 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: MIT Press en
pubs.end-page 873 en
pubs.finish-date 2011-08-12 en
pubs.place-of-publication Cambridge, MA en
pubs.start-date 2011-08-08 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 246525 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Physics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-11-29 en


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