MIT Press’ Artificial Life journal announces it will publish Aloisius Louie’s rebuttal paper,”A Living System Must Have Noncomputable Models“, to the 2006 Chu-Ho paper “A Category Theoretical Argument against the Possibility of Artificial Life: Robert Rosen’s Central Proof Revisited” (see this post) in the forthcoming Volume 13, Issue 3, Summer 2007 issue. (Interestingly, Chu and Ho will have a paper published in that issue. Also, Olaf Wolkenhauer will have a paper entitled “Interpreting Rosen” in that issue as well.)
Chu and Ho’s recent paper in Artificial Life is riddled with errors. In particular, they use a wrong definition of Robert Rosen’s mechanism. This renders their “critical assessment” of Rosen’s central proof null and void.