Vagueness and Biological Individuality

A heap of sand under a microscope
Portuguese Man-O-War; a colony not a jellyfish
Complex behavior emerging from simple individuals
Claude Shannon’s original signal/interference diagram (1948)
David Krakaeur’s two way individual/environment diagram (2020)
Vases vs Faces — Classical vs. Informational Individuals
  • “Paradoxes” by R. M. Sainsbury
  • “What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory” by Jordana Cepelowicz
  • “A Symbiotic View Of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals” by Scott F. Gilbert
  • “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” by C. E. Shannon

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