Looking at Life

  • Erik Seligman


It’s often the case that math and physics geeks look down on the “squishy sciences” like biology and medicine. However, mathematical foundations are critical to these sciences: it was largely the transition from qualitative observation to careful, quantitative measurement that led to our amazing modern success in these areas. In addition, spending many hours watching Animal Planet with my daughter, I especially enjoy stories where animals or plants seem to have somehow discovered laws of mathematics, or made use of ideas from these areas in the struggle for survival.


Cellular Automaton Chaotic Function White Gene Purple Flower Herring Gull 
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© Erik Seligman 2016

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  • Erik Seligman
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  1. 1.HillsboroUSA

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