A Tendency for Diversity of Life

Evolution does not mean progress, or even a growth in complexity. I totally agree with this statement. There is one thing that does seem to happen, sort of. The evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould proposes that while neither progress nor complexity are inherently selected, there does seem to be a tendency for an increase in … [Read more…]

Cooperation Makes Us Advance

The main impetus that has made us advance is competition. Without war or the need for oneupmanship perhaps the human race would have remained stagnant. Hmmm. Do you think creatures become more complex because they compete, or because they cooperate? For instance, it’s believed that mitochondria, the powerhouses in animal (and other advanced life) cells, … [Read more…]

Humanity in a Game

Are we part of a game?
 The cool question is, if we are players in a game, isn’t the creator of the game also part of the game? If nature is one thing, then a creator that creates a game, and the players in the game, are both part of nature! We are tied to … [Read more…]