A tip of the hat to Mark Crosby for turning me on to Robert Rosen. He’s not another one of these new age cranks, is he? I notice the Wiki link talks about teleology, which evokes a knee-jerk reaction in me whenever I encounter it. I don’t see why we can’t banish teleological descriptions from biology, describing biological processes as essentially chemical processes. “Chemical A is released, triggering chemical B, etc.” Isn’t this essentially the way Deleuze describes the unfolding of an egg? I must be missing something. Whatever the case me be, it’s nice to know that my intuitions about category theory are shared by others. Is there anything you haven’t read Mark?
(Image shamelessly stolen from Nick’s Accursed Share. I hope he doesn’t mind! Where else was I supposed to find a picture depicting a hat? There was only one rational choice.)