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by cakrit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 29303

@wildfunguy Even in deterministic chaotic systems, the smallest perturbation can lead to drastically different situations, so the inevitability of a particular outcome has little to do with determinism. The real question is, is the universe structured in such a way as to permit the countless number ...
by cakrit
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 29303

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

I will not quote, because my Ctrl key is broken I jump from humans to ecosystems because I generally find examples very helpful in my thinking/discussions. When I generalize, I use the word 'system' and my argument is indeed that in general, complex systems have greater potentiality, which helps the...
by cakrit
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 29303

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animartco wrote:I think we are in basic agreement Cakrit.

More likely, complete agreement. Excellent points. I wished there was someone in the forum to argue from a different point of view.
by cakrit
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 29303

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specialist pollinators and associations between for instance a specific mould and plant species, are a very good way of increasing that complexity My example compared a simple network of two species with a network of more than two species. In this simplified world, no other species exist. The argum...
by cakrit
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 29303

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the sad fate of our near relatives does demand an explanation. And then there is the concept of success; bacteria win by the numbers, after all. I'm glad we agree that religious beliefs should be irrelevant to this discussion. Your questions go to the heart of the matter. The thing with simple life...
by cakrit
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 29303

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Thank you for your response. If intelligence was a truly superior trait, you'd see a lot more of it. Would you? Human brains are so incredibly complex, that the likelihood of them appearing seems staggeringly small. Three things make it likely (maybe even inevitable at large timescales) : that physi...
by cakrit
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 29303

Is complexity inevitable?

Hello all, this is my first post in this forum. I used to be at the Richard Dawkins forum when it was still active and I've missed the interesting discussions. Investigating the relationship between complexity, order and evolution has been a hobby of mine, for several years. I have come to believe t...