Doubt, Uncertainty, Dispersion, Entropy • 2

Re: John BaezEntropy and Information in Biological Systems

  • To develop the concept of evolutionary games as “learning” processes in which information is gained over time.

A fund of ideas toward this goal can be found in the work of C.S. Peirce on the themes of evolution, inquiry, and their interaction.  Peirce stands out as one of the few pioneers in the study of scientific method who managed to avoid the dead-ends of naive deductivisim and naive inductivisim.  He developed Aristotle’s concept of abductive reasoning in a way that anticipated later insights into the dynamics of paradigm shifts.  A question worth exploring in this connection is whether abductive hypothesis formation is to scientific method what random mutation is to natural selection.

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