Hubert Yockey

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Professor Hubert P. Yockey (b. April 15, 1916), PhD is a physicist and information theorist. He worked under Robert Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project, and at the University of California, Berkeley.

He has studied the application of information theory to problems in biology and published his conclusions in the Journal of Theoretical Biology from 1974 onwards. He is very critical of the primordial soup theory of the origin of life, and believes that "the origin of life is unsolvable as a scientific problem."


Hubert P. Yockey Information Theory and Molecular Biology 1992 Cambridge University Press
Hubert P. Yockey, Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life 2005 Cambridge University Press ISBN 0-521-80293-8


Well into his sixties, Yockey organized and led canoe expeditions in the wilderness of Nunavik, Quebec, Canada. The details can be found at Hubert P. Yockey's personal website.

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