[FRIAM] Theil

glen gepropella at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 19:34:09 EST 2023

In addition to the github repository with the mathematica notebooks (and the assembly-data.zip supp.), there are 2 interesting sources for more cronin group code.

https://github.com/orgs/croningp/repositories (parent of the mathematical repository)

Browsing the code makes it clear why Chemify seems well supported. cf


Also notable is Azarian's book: https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-romance-of-reality-how-the-universe-organizes-itself-to-create-life-consciousness-and-cosmic-complexity-bobby-azarian/17454111?ean=9781637740446
wherein he cites Sara a LOT! ... and EricS some, too. 8^D But I'm a little concerned at Azarian's galaxy brainness.

On 11/14/23 16:12, Roger Critchlow wrote:
> The stars have aligned to make this assembly theory day!
> First this article on How Did Life Begin:
> https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/11/14/1082828/how-did-life-begin/ <https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/11/14/1082828/how-did-life-begin/>
> pointed me to an open access article:
> https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-06600-9 <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-06600-9>
>     Assembly theory explains and quantifies selection and evolution
> and then Eric S noticed the interview with Walker and Cronin
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFxIazwNP_0 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFxIazwNP_0>
> The interview itself, even with Fridman, is much more entertaining than Claude's summary.
> Walker and Cronin have a shared idiom for talking about the history of complexity in the universe which they use quite casually in the interview.  This is probably the result of long familiarity with each other (Sara Walker, Lee Cronin, and Eric Smith were part of the Science Organizing Committee and speakers at Reconceptualizing the Origin of Life in November 2015) and of intense collaboration and arguments over Skype during the covid lockdown.  They also talk informally about a lot of ideas they've been thinking about.

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