Emergence: Simon DeDeo
Part 4 of Emergence, featuring Simon DeDeo, research fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, discussing how the emergence of complexity is not contingent on the intent of any component that comprises it. (TRT 6:37)
Could your favorite Earthling also be your favorite Martian?
Allow me to respond: The answer is "yes." It's possible that billions of years ago, tiny bits of biology quit the Red Planet and infected ours. If so, your family tree -- and that of every other terrestrial life form -- has its deepest roots not in the ancient oceans of Earth, but... (read more)