On the Foundations of the Theory of Evolution

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December 5, 2012 by locu5amoenu5

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Darwinism conceives evolution as a consequence of random variation and natural selection, hence it is based on a materialistic, i.e. matter-based, view of science inspired by classical physics. But matter in itself is considered a very complex notion in modern physics. More specifically, at a microscopic level, matter and energy are no longer retained within their simple form, and quantum mechanical models are proposed wherein potential form is considered in addition to actual form. In this paper we propose an alternative to standard Neodarwinian evolution theory. We suggest that the starting point of evolution theory cannot be limited to actual variation whereupon is selected, but to variation in the potential of entities according to the context. We therefore develop a formalism, referred to as Context driven Actualization of Potential (CAP), which handles potentiality and describes the evolution of entities as an actualization of potential through a reiterated interaction with the context.

 

On the Foundations of the Theory of Evolution

Diederik Aerts, Stan Bundervoet, Marek Czachor, Bart D’Hooghe, Liane Gabora, Philip Polk, Sandro Sozzo

http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.0107

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