Alan Turing


Yet another seemingly oblique connection between science & Darwinian evolution is made here in this blog, but on closer inspection, the link becomes clear.  Alan Turing in his perhaps less known connection to biology, explains in his 1950s paper entitled:
The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis by A. M. Turing
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, Vol. 237, No. 641. (Aug. 14, 1952), pp. 37-72.

I have linked Turing’s paper above which, is fully downloadable and very interesting. I first came across it when researching the Darwin Delusion series of books, (Book One by the same name out on Amazon now, with others to follow over the course of these coming months). I hope you enjoy and begin to get an insight into at least one aspect of evolutionary theory that is not explicable by Darwinian means. Below is an article which vindicates his theory in more recent times, which shows that Turing and morphogenesis in general can give us a deeper insight into the true complexities of our natural world in a way that our current understanding of evolution via Darwinian means cannot.

Article in Science Daily:

Turing’s theory of chemical morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death

March 10, 2014
Brandeis University
Except from the articles’ summary below:
“Sixty years after Alan Turing’s death, researchers have provided the first experimental evidence that validates Turing’s theory of chemical morphogenesis in cell-like structures. This research could impact not only the study of biological development, and how similar patterns form in nature, but materials science as well. Turing’s model could help grow soft robots with certain patterns and shapes”.
Maria Brigit (please share on TWitter/FB, all the usual methods – THanks!)

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