On 22 Jan 2013, at 09:19, socra...@bezeqint.net wrote:
Book: What is your dangerous idea?
/ Edited by John Brockman /
Seeing Darwin in the light of Einstein;
Seeing Einstein in the light of Darwin.
/ by Lee Smolin. /
/ Page 115 /
Seeing Einstein in the light of Darwin suggests that
natural selection could act not only on living things
but on the properties defining the various species
of elementary particles.
/ Page 117 /
We physicists have now to understand Darwin’s lesson:
The only way to understand how one out of a vast number
of choices was made, which favors improbable structure,
is that is the result of evolution by natural selection.
/ Page 117 /
Now the only possible way of accounting for the laws of nature,
and for uniformity in general, is to suppose them results of
/ Page 118 /
And I believe that once this is achieved, Einstein and Darwin
will be understood as partners in the greatest revolution
yet in science, . . .
/ Lee Smolin. /
On which biological level is possible to use phrase:
Darwinian natural selection, Darwin’s evolution ?
Difficult problem. Note that with comp, there is a sense to say that
the physical laws appears through an "evolutionnary process", but the
"evolution" is a consciousness selection starting from (infinities of)
number relations. it is not in "space-time", as those ythings evloved
first in the logico-arithmetical way.
On which biological level does consciousness appear ?.
Molecular level, probably. I would say in bacteria.
Self-consciousness appears much later, with more sophisticated
unverterbrates, like the octopi and perhaps some spiders.
But it is hard to know for sure, of course. When I read some
newspaper, I can sometimes doubt that human are conscious. I guess
they are, but like all conscious being they can be quite sleepy too.
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