Re: [Fis] January Lecture--Information and the Forces of History

2016-01-13 Thread HowlBloom
Pedro, re: Do we need a new interpretation of history, info based? hb: we definitely need a few new tools with which to see the patterns of history. whether those patterns are informational or not, I'm not sure. I lean toward the tools you cite, the ones emerging from biology.

Re: [Fis] January Lecture--Information and the Forces of History

2016-01-09 Thread PEDRO CLEMENTE MARIJUAN FERNANDEZ
to all (and particularly thanks to Hans for his hyper-kind comment!) --Pedro De: howlbl...@aol.com [howlbl...@aol.com] Enviado el: miƩrcoles, 06 de enero de 2016 0:37 Para: PEDRO CLEMENTE MARIJUAN FERNANDEZ; fis@listas.unizar.es Asunto: Re: [Fis] January Lecture--Inform

Re: [Fis] January Lecture--Information and the Forces of History

2016-01-06 Thread Robert E. Ulanowicz
Dear Howard and Pedro, Please allow me to comment on the complementary visions of the Lucifer vs. the "angelic" scenarios. Anyone familiar with my work knows that I see configurations of mutually beneficial processes as the driver behind all of evolution. The problem is that this dynamic is,

Re: [Fis] January Lecture--Information and the Forces of History

2016-01-05 Thread PEDRO CLEMENTE MARIJUAN FERNANDEZ
Dear Howard and Colleagues, Many thanks for your contribution! This is the third time we have a New Year Lecture, and the first one devoted to humanities. Well, to the "inhumanities" should I say, as what you have depicted succinctly with the Lucifer Principle describes the main evil that has

Re: [Fis] January Lecture--Information and the Forces of History

2016-01-05 Thread HowlBloom
good commentary, pedro. where do compassion and love--the archangel principle--fit into the lucifer principle? and why have groups progressed in complexity since the end of the last ice age eleven thousand years ago? to form a superorganism, a cohesive group, you need huge amounts of