Can somebody provide a definition of complexity in the context of biology?
Is it something of a personal opinion on the side of the user to decide precisely what s/he means by using the word complexity or is there something all biologists can agree upon? Is there any "standard" for the use of the term complexity or is such standard simply unattainable in our current level of knowledge and/or understanding of the living world?
To the moderator-I want to know What is complexity in biology? in GENERAL, not only in the specific example of measuring it for an individual. One can argue complexity can be used to compare and even to "cast a vote" about the superiority or inferiority of many objects of study in biology, not just individual organisms. What about the complexity of an ecosystem, of a particular organ, of the interactions of macromolecules and so on. Are they not legitimate instances when the term complexity can be used without inferring to its meaning? This is the purpose of my question, not to merely measure the complexity of an individual. This is why I don't think it's duplicate of the question you mentioned. How is my reply?