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  1. The Major Transitions in Evolution.John Maynard Smith & Eors Szathmary - 1996 - Journal of the History of Biology 29 (1):151-152.
  2. The Concept of Information in Biology.John Maynard Smith - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (2):177-194.
    The use of informational terms is widespread in molecular and developmental biology. The usage dates back to Weismann. In both protein synthesis and in later development, genes are symbols, in that there is no necessary connection between their form (sequence) and their effects. The sequence of a gene has been determined, by past natural selection, because of the effects it produces. In biology, the use of informational terms implies intentionality, in that both the form of the signal, and the response (...)
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    The Problems of Biology.John Maynard Smith - 1986 - Oxford University Press, Usa.
    A survey of the fundamental concepts of biology includes discussions of heredity, reproduction, evolution, behavior, and the brain.
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    Reply to Commentaries.John Maynard Smith - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (2):214-218.
    Inevitably, much of this reply will concern points on which I disagree with one or other of the commentators. I should start, therefore, by saying that I am delighted to find that their thinking is in many ways similar to my own, and that a serious attempt is under way to clarify the concept of information in biology.
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    Commentary on Kerr and Godfrey-Smith.John Maynard Smith - 2002 - Biology and Philosophy 17 (4):523-527.
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    Population Structure and Evolutionary Dynamics of Pathogenic Bacteria.John Maynard Smith, Edward J. Feil & Noel H. Smith - 2000 - Bioessays 22 (12):1115-1122.
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    Life on Other Worlds: The 20th Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate.Steven J. Dick, Freeman Dyson, Iris Fry, Noam Lahav & John Maynard Smith - 2000 - Journal of the History of Biology 33 (2):371-384.
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  8. Notes on the Authors.Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Erhard Busek, Norman Davies, Jared Diamond, Charles Dinarello, Michal Heller, Aleksander Koj, John Maynard Smith & Claus Offe - 2001 - In A. Koj & Piotr Sztompka (eds.), Images of the World: Science, Humanities, Art. Jagiellonian University.
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  9. The Evolution of Animal Intelligence.John Maynard Smith - 1984 - In Christopher Hookway (ed.), Minds, Machines, and Evolution: Philosophical Studies. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  10. Concept of Information in Biology.John Maynard Smith - 2010 - In P. C. W. Davies & Niels Henrik Gregersen (eds.), Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
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    CJ Optimization Theory in Evolution.John Maynard Smith - 1994 - In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The Mit Press. Bradford Books. pp. 91.
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    Explanation in Biology: Explanation in Biology: John Maynard Smith.John Maynard Smith - 1990 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:65-72.
    During the war, I worked in aircraft design. About a year after D-day, an exhibition was arranged at Farnborough of the mass of German equipment that had been captured, including the doodlebug and the V2 rocket. I and a friend spent a fascinating two days wandering round the exhibits. The questions that kept arising were ‘Why did they make it like that?’, or, equivalently ‘I wonder what that is for?’ We were particularly puzzled by a gyroscope in the control system (...)
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    Byerly and Michod on Fitness.John Maynard Smith - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (1):37-37.
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    Explanation in Biology: Explanation in Biology.John Maynard Smith - 1990 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 27:65-72.
    During the war, I worked in aircraft design. About a year after D-day, an exhibition was arranged at Farnborough of the mass of German equipment that had been captured, including the doodlebug and the V2 rocket. I and a friend spent a fascinating two days wandering round the exhibits. The questions that kept arising were ‘Why did they make it like that?’, or, equivalently ‘I wonder what that is for?’ We were particularly puzzled by a gyroscope in the control system (...)
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