Information Theory in Biology after 18 years; offprint from SCIENCE June 1970. Horton A. Johnson.

Information Theory in Biology after 18 years; offprint from SCIENCE June 1970.

Science Magazine, American Assoc for the Advancement of Science, 26 June 1970 vol 168 pp 1545-1550.

Condition: Good or a bit better overall, stapled wraps, 8.5 x 11, toned along staple margins and outer edges; heavy horizontal crease from being folded in half. Pages tight and clean, unmarked.

Keywords: information theory, biology, biological systems, systems theory, system theory, science magazine

Price: $25.00

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Upper corner statesReprinted from -- 6 June 1970 volume 168 pp 1545-1550, Science. Bottom of front cover reads, copyright 1970 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Triple-column text.

'In biology the role played by information theory has been... disappointing. Its introduction into biological thought in the early 1950's promised a calculus uniquely suited to the mathematical description of living systems. Now, after 18 years of symposia and published articles on the subject, it is doubtful whether information theory has offered the experimental biologist anything more than vague insights and beguiling terminology. After reviewing some of these hopes and disappointments, I shall point out some new directions (circa 1970) in which information theory might evolve to become a useful general calculus for biology...' (from the first page).