Ignacio Gallo

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  • July 20, 2013
  • 02:17 PM
  • 264 views

reproduction and ferromagnetism

by Ignacio Gallo in populations, function and meaning

In this article I argue in favour of an analogy that links physical and biological systems. In one sentence, I hold that the interplay between reproduction and cooperation may turn out to be relevant to both physics and biology at an elementary level. Recent empirical research suggests that magnets, whose behaviour is traditionally explained in [...]... Read more »

Ignacio Gallo. (2013) Reproduction and ferromagnetism. preprint. arXiv: 1307.2911v1

Y. Mnyukh. (2011) The physics of magnetization. preprint. arXiv: 1101.1249v1

Roman V. Belavkin, Alastair Channon, Elizabeth Aston, John Aston, Rok Krasovec, & Christopher G. Knight. (2012) Monotonicity of Fitness Landscapes and Mutation Rate Control. preprint. arXiv: 1209.0514v1

  • July 14, 2013
  • 01:17 PM
  • 239 views

Vincent van Gogh, corporate edition

by Ignacio Gallo in populations, function and meaning

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. One of the most challengingly beautiful places to be in Amsterdam is the Van Gogh Museum. Or at least it used to be. Now, not so sure. Unfortunately for me, I understand really little about art. And still, every time I've been in Amsterdam I've been [...]... Read more »

Alfred Gell. (1996) Book review: The glory of Van Gogh. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. DOI: 10.2307/3034454  

  • July 12, 2013
  • 08:48 AM
  • 323 views

Nietzsche the mathematician

by Ignacio Gallo in populations, function and meaning

I wanted to talk about some interesting observations made by Stephen Brush, an important commentator in the English language of the history of the molecular interpretation of thermodynamics [1]. As noted by Brush [2], Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: If the universe may be conceived as a definite quantity of energy, as a definite number of centres of [...]... Read more »

  • May 29, 2013
  • 04:46 AM
  • 275 views

the social organism

by Ignacio Gallo in populations, function and meaning

The Social Organism is a 20-page essay published by Herbert Spencer in 1860. Nowadays Spencer is mainly known for having invented the phrase "survival of the fittest" to describe Charles Darwin's process of Natural Selection, and in particular for applying this concept to social phenomena in his Principles of Sociology. For this reason Spencer is usually [...]... Read more »

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