Louie: “Relational Biology of Symbiosis”

Published in the December issue of Axiomathes. The abstract: I formulate in relational terms the ubiquitous biological interaction of symbiosis. I explicate the topology of the different modes of relational interactions of (M, R)-networks, the entailment diagrams that model the host and the symbiont. These modes all have biological realizations … Continue reading

Levin: “A Top-Down Approach to a Complex Natural System: Protein Folding”

Published in the December issue of Axiomathes[1]. The abstract: We develop a general method for applying functional models to natural systems and cite recent progress in protein modeling that demonstrates the power of this approach. Functional modeling constrains the range of acceptable structural models of a system, reduces the difficulty … Continue reading