Ron Maimon: Collected Works (Biology, Cognitive Science and General References)

Diagrams from arXiv preprint q-bio/0503028 (2005)


Ron Maimon is a theoretical biologist and physicist that was very active at the beginning of the 2010s in question-and-answer websites like the StackExchange family of sites and Quora. There he answered over 2500+ technical questions in topics such as physics, mathematics, biology, among others until his eventual departure. In this collected works my aim is to present a compendium of all Ron’s online content related to the ideas of biology, computation, and the origins of life. Even though some of the high level ideas of an algorithmic origin of life or a collective cell intelligence and neural darwinism are already known in the technical literature, I can mostly say that many of Ron’s fine grain ideas are highly original, but to my knowledge unconfirmed. Therefore I believe that at the very least these compendium present a new perspective to the field of life origins or cognitive science and can be of value to any researcher on the field. Edited by Keith Y. Patarroyo, this manuscript features the thoughts of Ron Maimon in 80 questions and 128 pages about biology, computation, the origins of life and their consequences on cognitive science and intelligence.

Keith Y. Patarroyo
Keith Y. Patarroyo
Researcher Engineer on Chemical Evolution, Digital Chemistry and Unconventional Computation

My research interests include Hierarchical Assembly, Chemical Evolution and Material Computation.