The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
Sven suggests this is an automated process based at its lowest level on amoeba-like attract/repel etc. forces. Did I undestand that right, sven? All complexity is built as these small parts aggregate. This suggests that me typing this and you typing that are to be understood as physically determined processes.
As I understand it, though, the idea of the meta-programmer introduces some extra space between input and output (action-reaction). A contemplative area where choices can be made. The speiciesists among us (not you) see a division between us humans and every other living thing.
I think any drawing of this line is impossible (levels, degrees etc.)
So...contemplation and choice. I know that's an unfinished thought.
Their structure is determined during development by an interplay of the decoding and transcription process of DNA with the foetal environment
And an interplay between the foetus and the external world, and all those levels of action-contemplation-reaction...a pure mechanical process has no space for contemplation (chance?)...which (to go back to the subject of the diary) is the element science has to avoid--controlled experiments--trying to nail the moment and see finally everything that is happening, and what is proposed as an alternative view, where Chance is a key and un-removable attribute to the system.
Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by Migeru - Nov 17 39 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Nov 14 135 comments
by Oui - Nov 13 37 comments
by Oui - Nov 17
by ARGeezer - Nov 7 74 comments
by Oui - Nov 7 5 comments
by Oui - Nov 7 11 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Nov 2 71 comments
by Migeru - Nov 1739 comments
by Oui - Nov 17
by Oui - Nov 152 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Nov 14135 comments
by Oui - Nov 1337 comments
by Oui - Nov 132 comments
by Oui - Nov 9
by Oui - Nov 75 comments
by Oui - Nov 711 comments
by ARGeezer - Nov 774 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Nov 271 comments
by Oui - Nov 14 comments
by Oui - Oct 31
by fjallstrom - Oct 315 comments
by gmoke - Oct 302 comments
by Oui - Oct 29
by Frank Schnittger - Oct 2521 comments
by Oui - Oct 243 comments