Johnjoe McFadden

Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Surrey

Johnjoe McFadden is professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey. His books include Quantum Evolution (2011), Human Nature: Fact and Fiction (2006) and, co-authored with Jim Al-Khalili, Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology (2014).

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Why is simpler better?

Johnjoe McFadden

for anyone interested, my new book - in prep - ‘Life is Simple: Ockham’s razor and the Triumph of Simplicity’ (to be published by Macmillan/Flatiron in 2017) will make the claim that the ‘unreasonable effectiveness of Ockham’s razor’ implies that, for unknown reasons (but I will speculate on a few) our universe is close to being maximimally simple that is compatible with our existence. Johnjoe McFadden

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