[Fis] _ Biology

2016-03-19 Thread Stanley N Salthe
Pedro -- You are right to look dubiously at the achievement of neoDarwinism as the sole theory of biology. What is missing (and it was realized already in the 1950’s with Schmalgausen and Waddington) is development. All dissipative structures develop -- immaturity followed by a short maturity

Re: [Fis] SYMMETRY & _ On BioLogic

2016-03-19 Thread Dr. Plamen L. Simeonov
Dear Lou and Colleagues, yes, I agree: an artistic approach can be very fruitful. This is like what Stuart Kauffman says about speaking with metaphors. At some point our mathematical descriptive tools do not have sufficient expressional power to grasp more global general insights and we reach out