Information Value and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

Wilhelm G. Spruth





Many scientists regard Darwin’s “evolution through the natural selection of heritable differences arising at random in each generation” as a plausible theory for the evolution of a complex genus from more primitive predecessors. This paper looks at human evolution using an information-theory approach.

Verifying Darwin’s theory using an information theory approach illuminates major open issues, for which no easy answers appear to exist. This does not invalidate Darwin’s theory, but establishes the need for minor or major extensions/improvements. It also establishes the need for alternatives. Additional research is required to settle the issues.

This is discussed in the following article. You can download it here.  


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