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Reason (blog)

Reason (blog)
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:23:40 -0700

University of MichiganEarlier this month, the computer scientist and psychologist John Holland passed away. Holland is known as the "father of complexity" for being the pioneer in the study of complexity and complex adaptive systems. He studied under ...

Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:07:30 -0700

To borrow physicist John Wheeler's turn of phrase, Holland was interested in understanding “it from bit.'” In 1962, Holland wrote a sort paper titled “Outline for a Logical Theory of Adaptive Systems.” In this paper, which foreshadows his seminal later ...
 
Scientific American (blog)
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:44:47 -0700

As physicist John Wheeler famously put it, can we get "it from bit"? Does that idea even make sense? Information is always information about something, isn't it? There is quite a knot of questions to disentangle. I expect that a Who's Who of physicists ...

Space.com

Space.com
Sat, 23 May 2015 09:47:36 -0700

The late distinguished physicist John Archibald Wheeler characterized the idea as "It from bit" — "it" referring to all the stuff of the universe and "bit" meaning information. It's no revelation that information is changing society. What's novel is ...

Discovery Institute

Discovery Institute
Fri, 29 May 2015 03:41:15 -0700

Like Dembski, he introduces the discussion with John Archibald Wheeler's pithy expression, "It from bit." Unfortunately, each of the respondents takes the intelligence out of information. Some of them portray information as something just as impersonal ...
 
Science 2.0
Fri, 29 May 2015 13:03:45 -0700

It's a mystery at least 3,000 years old. Physicists attributed it to refraction while the “angle-of-regard” hypothesis said it was due to the angle that our eyes (or head) make relative to the horizon. The more your eyes are angled upward, the thinking ...

CAR Magazine

CAR Magazine
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:01:56 -0700

Infiniti has released this official picture of the production Q30, the upmarket hatchback it hopes could turn it from bit-player to a volume sales success story in Europe. It'll be displayed in public for the first time at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show ...

Science 2.0

Science 2.0
Sat, 02 May 2015 13:13:15 -0700

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