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ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast
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Life: Fearfully and Wonderfully Fine Tuned

Host
Robert J. Marks
Guest
Ola Hössjer
Duration
00:31:45
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Today’s ID the Future spotlights the incredible fine tuning of life. Robert J. Marks hosts Stockholm University professor of mathematical statistics Ola Hössjer and University of Miami population geneticist Daniel Díaz. The three discuss strategies for extending the concept of fine tuning to biological systems, and along the way touch on population genetics, entropy, and probability theory. At the center of the discussion are three technical papers—here, here, and here—each co-authored by one or more of the three members of today’s podcast discussion. This episode is reposted with permission from Mind Matters News, a website of Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence. Head over to their podcast site to find the other episodes in this interview series.

Ola Hössjer

Ola Hössjer has been professor of mathematical statistics at Stockholm University, Sweden, since 2002. He has done research in statistics and probability theory with applications in population genetics, epidemiology, and insurance mathematics. Hössjer has authored more than one hundred publications, supervised thirteen PhD students, and in 2009 received the Gustafsson Prize in Mathematics. His current research interests include exploring the limits of evolutionary theory and quantifying fine tuning in biology and physics.
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biology
cells
DNA
fine tuning
maximum entropy
population genetics
probability
Proteins
statistics