DOI: 10.14704/nq.2015.13.3.832

Intelligent Evolution, Complexity and Self-Organization

Robert Skopec


Have physicists found the underlying science driving the origin and evolution of life? It follows from the fundamental laws of nature. From this standpoint, there is one essential difference between living subjects and inanimate carbon atoms: The former tend to be much better at capturing energy from their environment and dissipating that energy as heat. The mathematical formula, based on established physics, indicates that when a group of atoms is driven by an external source of energy and surrounded by a heat bath, will often gradually restructure itself in order to dissipate increasingly more energy. Under similar conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life. From the perspective of the Prigogine-England physics, Darwinian evolution is only a special case of more general phenomenon, including also the controversies in oncology. The ongoing Intelligent Evolution (IE) will develop the full Artificial Intelligence (AI).


Evolution; life; Prigogine-England physics; Artificial Intelligence; dissipation; energy

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