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  • This October has seen two papers that claim to describe how a key component of evolutionary theory selection fits in with other areas of physics.
  • Both papers are published in prestigious journals Nature and PNAS so they can t be summarily dismissed.
  • But they re both pretty limited in ways that probably are the product of the interests and biases of their authors.
  • One of them may be the worst written paper I ve ever seen in a major journal.
  • The theory can easily be explained in a series of less than two dozen tweet length social media posts as demonstrated by Carl Bergstrom.
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