Even Wikipedia Acknowledges the Link Between Semiotics and Biology
|February 12, 2013||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
Some of the materialists’ comments on both my and UprightBiped’s posts on the relationship between semiotics and the DNA code seem to suggest that this is not even a fruitful field for inquiry. Interesting. I commend to you Wikipedia’s article on “biosemiotics” (as KF likes to say, “testifying against known ideological interest”):
To define biosemiotics as “biology interpreted as sign systems study” is to emphasize not only the close relation between biology as we know it (as a scientific field of inquiry) and semiotics (the study of signs), but primarily the profound change of perspective implied when life is considered not just from the perspectives of molecules and chemistry, but as signs conveyed and interpreted by other living signs in a variety of ways, including by means of molecules. In this sense, biosemiotics takes for granted and respects the complexity of living processes as revealed by the existing fields of biology – from molecular biology to brain science and behavioural studies – however, biosemiotics attempts to bring together separate findings of the various disciplines of biology (including evolutionary biology) into a new and more unified perspective on the central phenomena of the living world, including the generation of function and signification in living systems, from the ribosome to the ecosystem and from the beginnings of life to its ultimate meanings.