par De Beule, joachim
Référence Biosemiotics, 7, 2, page (181-201)
Publication Publié, 2014-08
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : At the heart of evolutionary theory lays the notion of replication. Unfortunately, this notion is far less exact than the weight of its importance. In this paper, it is argued that replication always involves coding. Furthermore, when a theory of evolution is built on replication based on coding, a unifying and coherent picture arises that sheds new light on some of the controversies and open questions in contemporary biology, such as what are the roles of phylogeny and ontogeny in evolution, and how to characterize and explain the increase of biological complexity.