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Santa Fe Institute

Through this series of essays and ideas, Aeon and the Santa Fe Institute investigate limits – the parameters that define our complex world, and our own ability to comprehend it.

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©John Lemieux 2012
Essay/
Biology
Life ≠ alive

A cat is alive, a sofa is not: that much we know. But a sofa is also part of life. Information theory tells us why

Michael Lachmann & Sara Walker