[ExI] Evolutiion is not random,...
scerir at libero.it
Sat Dec 1 07:23:09 UTC 2007
[...] the "underlying process of evolution",
which is neither inherently random nor inherently
That seems close to something Schrodinger wrote
in his inaugural address to the Prussian Academy
of Sciences (1929).
Schrodinger firstly asserts: "Franz Exner (to whom
I am personally indebted for his exceptionally great
support) was the first who contemplated the possibility
of an acausal conception of nature."
See here something about Exner's indeterminism
Then he writes: "In my opinion this question [acausal
concept of nature] does not involve a decision as to
what the real character of a natural happening is,
but rather as to whether the one or the other
predisposition of mind be the more useful and convenient
one with which to approach nature. [...].
We can hardly imagine any experimental facts which would
finally decide whether Nature is absolutely determined
or is partially indetermined. The most that can be decided
is whether the one or the other concept leads to the simpler
and clearer survey of all the observed facts."
about the complexity of evolution ....
More information about the extropy-chat