Translation

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Jeremy England’s  “dissipative adaptation,”  is just as much about language as it is about biology.
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Each field of science represents a typical language unto itself.

 
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Scientific explanations are often  just translations.
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“Red” is a translation of the phrase “620-750 nanometer wavelength.”
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“Temperature” is a translation of “the average speed of a group of particles.”
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“Gravity” is a translation of  “the geometry of spacetime.”
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Both a robin and a rock  obey the same physical laws. So “life” is just a translation of  “some simpler nonliving mechanism.”
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“To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life.”
—Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Large-scale impressions might  emerge from very different small-scale phenomena, like 3-D hologram  emerging from 2-D pixels of an image.
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