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The Mechanical Mind in History$
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Phil Husbands, Owen Holland, and Michael Wheeler

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262083775

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.001.0001

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An Interview with John Maynard Smith

An Interview with John Maynard Smith

(p.372) (p.373) 15 An Interview with John Maynard Smith
The Mechanical Mind in History

Philip Husbands

Owen Holland

Michael Wheeler

The MIT Press

John Maynard Smith (1920–2004) was one of the great evolutionary biologists, making many important contributions, including the application of game theory to understanding evolutionary strategies, and a clear definition of the major transitions in the history of life. This chapter presents an edited transcript of an interview conducted on 21 May 2003, in his office in the John Maynard Smith Building at the University of Sussex. Maynard provides insight into the spirit of science immediately after the Second World War as well as into the early influence of cybernetics on developmental and evolutionary biology.

Keywords:   evolutionary biologists, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, evolutionary biology

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