Programmer Winston Ewert has developed a dependency graph, as an alternative to the Darwinian “tree of life,” to understand relationships among life forms. Here he discusses it with Jonathan McLatchie:
Dr. Winston Ewert … proposes an alternative model to common descent to explain the hierarchical classification of life. Based on his paper published in Bio-Complexity, available here.
Note: Winston Ewert, who works at the Evolutionary Informatics Lab, is an author of Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics
See also: Evolutionary informatics: A simplified explanation of Winston Ewert’s dependency graph
New “fixed” bacterial Tree of Life looks like a cityscape seen from below