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Inspired by Galileo’s principle of inertia, the “default state” of inert matter, we propose a “default state” for biological dynamics following Darwin’s first principle, “descent with modification” that we transform into “proliferation with variation and motility” as a property that spans life, including cells in an organism. These dissimilarities between theories of the inert and of biology also apply to causality: biological causality is to be understood in relation to the distinctive role that constraints assume in this discipline. Consequently, the notion of cause will be reframed in a context where constraints to activity are seen as the core component of biological analyses. Finally, we assert that the radical materiality of life rules out distinctions such as “software vs. hardware.”

The main thing to see is that these people are not kidding. You will die.

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Unsolved problems in biology—The state of current thinking Sukhendu B. Dev. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology Volume 117, Issues 2–3, March 2015, Pages 232-239 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079610715000115 The unsolved problems of neuroscience Ralph Adolphs Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2015, Pages 173-175 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661315000236 Dionisio
Well, gee, wow. Lo! these many decades ago I was taught, by the US Army I think, that "encryption" (as in scrambling messages) REQUIRED hardware and COULD NOT be done with software. But I think this was back when dinosaurs still walked the Earth. Definitions like that are ENTIRELY about control by Bureaucrats, and once the individual obstructing Bureaucrats die off there is some renewed connection with reality. vmahuna
nobody can resolve the fundamental evo-devo problem described in the comment posted @1090 in this thread: https://uncommondesc.wpengine.com/evolution/a-third-way-of-evolution/#comment-621816 Dionisio
The referenced article seems like either archaic pseudoscientific hogwash or low grade bovine excreta. Maybe both. It's discouraging to see so much nonsense written out there. Dionisio
http://gizmodo.com/beetle-genitals-are-undergoing-an-insane-evolutionary-a-1795504201 es58
Finally, we assert that the radical materiality of life rules out distinctions such as “software vs. hardware.” Imagine someone saying, "we assert that the radical materiality of computers rules out distinctions such as “software vs. hardware."" It's obvious that the particular codons along a DNA strand amount to "software" since they can be arbitrarily arranged, whereas the host "hardware" - the constituent materials of the nucleotides and the strands - are not arbitrary. mike1962

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