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> I've seen simulated paper wasps build complex nests despite
> only having small simple locally applicable rule sets (consisting of
> simple input=output pairs). Termites would be easy enough too.
> didn't have decent computers and complexity theory to help him.
This is the basic message of chaos theory. But the principle of
from simplicity doesn't tell us why one simple egg becomes a
while another simple egg becomes a complex bee. This is why
posits the genetic program and why Sheldrake posits morphic
Organisms self-organize according to their resonance with
Genetics doesn't need to posit anything; the genes 9and the
genetic differences) are there, and are now decodable - we're just
concentrating on humans first. Hell, ants and bees don't even have
the same number of chromosomes - not that a little detail like that
would faze a true believer, who refuses to allow facts and logic to
'lay a glove' on him.
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