L'evolution aujourd'hui par Jean-Pierre Gasc, UMR 7179 - CNRS / MNHN, Conference SAGA 10th of April 2010, Laboratoire de géologie 43 rue Buffon 75005 Paris, invited by Gwenael
- parallels with information theory
- can the complex reading/write/cutting of DNA (especially as opposed to the earlier view of it being a "simple" string of information) be compared to a Turing machine?
- can architect genes (hox) in evo-devo be compared to design patterns and overall software architecture?
- paradoxically architect genes, gene regulatory network and such abstract concepts sound very obvious in computer science with equivalent such as Design pattern or Functional programming
- the name "evolution" itself was not present in early edition of the Origin of Species and had to be clarified several times
- the red queen metaphor inspired by the arm race concept
- sexual selection
- use of computer science tools
- speciation and niches
- advances of the epigenetic paradigm
- remark on the complexity of biology, even against physics
- schema with tree structure regarding environmental pressure with Gaussian curves leading to different paths
- (slide from the presentation asked to Gwenael)