The Imaginative Generalization of Evolutionary Theory

The Imaginative Generalization of Evolutionary Theory

Here’s a new essay by Matt Segall, PhD candidate at the California Institute of Integral Studies:

In the case of the connection between evolutionary theory and the new physics, Whitehead’s experiment is to imaginatively generalize Darwin’s specialized concepts of variability, reproduction, and inheritance, such that evolution comes to describe the activity of self-organizing entities at every scale of nature, no longer just the biological. In this sense, as was mentioned earlier, biology becomes the study of the evolution of the larger organisms, while physics becomes the study of the evolution of the smaller organisms.

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