John Maynard Smith FRS was a British theoretical and mathematical evolutionary biologist and geneticist. Originally an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War, he took a second degree in genetics under the well-known biologist J. B. S. Haldane. Maynard Smith was instrumental in the application of game theory to evolution and theorised on other problems such as the evolution of sex and signalling theory.
|Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations.|
|I think we invent jargon because it saves times talking to one-another.|
|Information imposes certain criteria on how it can be stored.|
|Language changes very fast.|
|Societies depend on agreed rules.|
|The evolution of sex is the hardest problem in evolutionary biology.|
|You couldn't have human society without language.||Society|