Evolution

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When replication hosts  some existentially self-amplifying copying errors, it is called ‘evolution’.

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A replicator is anything that gets, directly or indirectly, copied.

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Survival of the fittest amounts to survival of the best replicating mechanism. It has nothing to do with strength, agility, longevity, happiness  or extraordinary intelligence. Even a shorter-lived replicator that is better at being copied become more abundant than a durable, long-lived one.

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Biological evolution is actually a contest between pieces of DNA to see which of them could make the most copies of themselves.

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In Chinese dualistic cosmology, yin and yang -two opposite but complementary tendencies produce everything that comes into existence.

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Evolution is the creative and entropy is the destructive force of the universe. Yin and yang of existence!

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The study of evolution is the study of replication.

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A virus, whether genetic or memetic,  exists because a copying mechanism might not be equipped with a screening plugin.

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A virus is one of the mechanisms for copying and dispersing information in the universe.

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A virus is one of the universal replicators for copying and dispersing information in the universe.

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The human mind is the most advanced copying mechanism of all.

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The four variedly robust   characteristics of a replicator: penetration, copying, issuing instructions, and spreading.

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Human culture is best identified as a meme pool.

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We should put our meme pool to work for humanity’s best interests.

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Since our biological default plugin for understanding isn’t designed to understand what happens over millions or billions of years, Darwinism seems weird.

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Things or forms change. It is called entropy. By ‘evolution’, we just  make a distinction between the winners ( which continue to exist, grow, split and replicate), and the losers. When such a replicating machinery secures its existence by adapting to environmental feedbacks, we get something upon which we ascribe a special name called ‘life’.

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Asymmetries or things level out ( get simpler or symmetric) over time, like sand castles on a beach.

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Evolution is a scientific model of how things become more asymmetric and

complex; entropy describes how things become symmetric and simpler.

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Evolution is the opposite of entropy.

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Replicators are medium-born. Medium proliferates them. But they will use any medium extending their circulation and reproduction. After finding a better medium  replicators quickly leave the old medium without any gratitude.

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A medium serves as the host for replicators.

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Replicators cannot survive without a host.

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A host/medium/container/transmitter  is quickly chosen by replicators whenever it is available and effective.

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A sort of memetic spell forces us to share posts on social media. This 21st century has already become a  digital meme pool. Internet users(directly or indirectly) serve as mere links in a chain of host media for the passage of memetic information. Too much automation might one day replace our species with artificially intelligent robots. Replication will continue as well, or even better.

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Our instinctive virtues and vices are actually autonomous algorithms (mechanistically blind evolutionary plugins) that help us survive in brutally   indifferent Darwinian struggle.

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What is most radical about Dawkins’ theory is that it reduces existence to the level of mere media- as if things exist only to  facilitate the replication and passage of information.

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We needed Darwin to show us that life is the gift of mechanical evolution. We needed  Dawkins to tell us that neither individuals nor species but  replicators serve as the hot iron to bear the blind blows  of  evolutionary hammer.

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In Dawkins’s theory, very little difference exists between humans and machines, animals and ideologies, insects and internet memes— all are just containers of some replicators.

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In Dawkins’s theory, man is just one of many potential host media for transmission and reproduction of “content”.

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The genetic natural selection is a special case of a general ( universal) Darwinism with some replicator as a unit of natural selection.
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Where there is any natural selection, there is some replicator. If any occasional error in replications influences its own probability of replication, that particular ‘error’ gets selected as a mainstream or natural continuation.
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Since Darwin’s theory of evolution is substrate-neutral, it universally applies to organic, inorganic and even cultural systems.

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Our visible cosmos itself seems to be an evolving system.
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Memetics is Universal Darwinism applied to human culture.
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According to James Gardner and Lee Smolin, the visible universe itself is a Darwinian adaptation.

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Till now 99 percent earthly organisms have died childless.
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A man has billions of ancestor – from single cells to worms to fish to reptiles to mammals to primates.
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A chemical feedback system has evolved into ‘life’.
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Biological phenomena belong to a  fundamental physical process called ‘evolution’.

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Biological phenomena evolved from physical feedback loops.

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Male genes with even slightly  aesthetic bent are often selected by female birds and animals.
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Quantum fluctuation => Cosmic Inhomogeneities => Gravitational collapse => Star => Heat => Photons  disequilibrium gradient =>Electron disequilibrium gradient  => Proton gradient => Growth  => Replication => Natural selection
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Darwinian evolution is an entropic phenomenon.


A many-particle system is driven away from equilibrium, or evolve towards the equilibrium due to an interaction with an environment.


Darwinian evolution is explained by the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
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