[ExI] Complexity and Evolution (was extropy-chat Digest)
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Thu Apr 30 23:32:57 UTC 2020
It is a “law” in the sense of Murphy’s law (anything that can go wrong, will go wrong), Godwin’s law (internet discussions, if they go one long enough, will always mention Hitler), Poe’s law (you can never tell if someone online is serious or joking), etc.
Also, per the article:
>”The statement is often misinterpreted as claiming that evolution is not reversible, or that lost structures and organs cannot reappear in the same form by any process of devolution.”
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> On Apr 30, 2020, at 5:32 PM, Tomaz Kristan via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> This can't be really a law. It's only improbable, but not impossible to return to the previous version of the genome.
>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 9:47 PM Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> Not sure if I missed it, but there’s Dollo’s Law:
>> I first ran into in Brooks’ and Wiley’s _Evolution as Entropy_, an old book, but still worth a glance.
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