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Evolution and the Complexity Principle

Science advances by deeper mathematical and conceptual understanding

Source: Frank Mikley/Wikipedia

We’d like to suggest an idea, which we might call the “Complexity Principle”:  Biological systems are almost always more complex than you think – even when you allow for the fact that they are more complex than you think. They operate at many levels: molecule, gene, cell, organism, population, ecosystem and often others. And in most cases the flows of information are at least as important as the flows of matter and energy.  Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of human…

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