But in my opinion I can live for millions of years unless I get seriously injured.
As Pauline Hanson would say "Please explain"
And do you intend to live for millions of years?
But in my opinion I can live for millions of years unless I get seriously injured.
Just presenting some perspectives to the conversation.I can only repeat: none of this justifies your claim.
Motion?"The perpetual *motion* of Evolution".
Nothing about "cherry-picking" here. You made a specific statement. I challenged it and asked you to justify it. And you can't. You were talking, not for the first time, out of your arse.Just presenting some perspectives to the conversation.
If we are going to cherry-pick, we can begin by saying the OP Title is a meaningless statement. Motion?
I believe a better statement would be; "the perpetual *function* of Evolution", And then I hope my posts are probative of those functions, not of motions, which clouds the underlying principle that evolution is a fundamental universal *function*.
Is this the statement you are referring to?One thing is abundantly clear, Evolution itself follows a probabilistic variable self-iterating fractal function. As the fractal function allows for expression in our reality the number of variables is unlimited, with the caveat ; subject to the probabilistic function of *natural selection*.
Unless you can:Is this the statement you are referring to?
This proposition may be poorly constructed, but where does it fail in current scientific knowledge?
I think the following is relevant to start with.Unless you can:
(a) state what "fractal function" you are referring to,
(b) explain what variables and constants in its algebra relate to elements of an evolutionary process, and
(c) provide evidence that this fractal function does actually model some aspect of the evolutionary process,
The term "fractal" was first used by mathematician
Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975. Mandelbrot based it on the Latin frāctus meaning "broken" or "fractured", and used it to extend the concept of theoretical fractional dimensions to geometric patterns in nature.
There is some disagreement amongst authorities about how the concept of a fractal should be formally defined. Mandelbrot himself summarized it as "beautiful, damn hard, increasingly useful. That's fractals."
The general consensus is that theoretical fractals are infinitely self-similar,
The study of *fractal systems*
See Causal Dynamical Triangulation (CDT).Fractals are not limited to geometric patterns, but can also describe processes in time.
Fractal patterns with various degrees of self-similarity have been rendered or studied in images, structures and sounds and found in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal#cite_note-legal_fractal-30
Fractals are of particular relevance in the field of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractalchaos theory, since the graphs of most chaotic processes are fractal
Irrelevant to my (a), (b) or (c).I think the following is relevant to start with. The study of *fractal systems* See Causal Dynamical Triangulation (CDT).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal
Ok, once again,Exchemist said,
"Unless you can state what "fractal function" you are referring to ?
Causal dynamical triangulation (abbreviated as CDT) invented by
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causal_dynamical_triangulationRenate Loll, Jan Ambjørn and Jerzy Jurkiewicz, and popularized by Fotini Markopoulou and Lee Smolin, is an approach to quantum gravity that like loop quantum gravity is background independent.
This means that it does not assume any pre-existing arena (dimensional space), but rather attempts to show how the spacetime fabric itself evolves.
See the illustrations.(c) provide evidence that this fractal function does actually model some aspect of the evolutionary process,
Two different things.[/QUOTE] Correct, growth is an important part of the evolutionary process, but it does not define fractality. See above.Exchemist said,
This has nothing to do with what you were claiming about evolution, though!
This is about natural processes of growth.
The variable aspect is introduced by Hazen, such as the wrong (but compatible) chemical being introduced into the replication, which alters its properties, and often degenerates the growth process, but occasionally enhances the growing structure. Evolution.b) explain what variables and constants in its algebra relate to elements of an evolutionary process.
These terms have been defined in many different ways and examples..While it is true that organisms do employ fractal geometry in their construction (the venerable fern leaf being a common example), I don't really see how it informs the topic of evolution itself, any more than pointing out that many organisms use sunlight and photosynthesis, or methanogenesis.
Science does not struggle with the "whys" of the world - only the hows. Biology and Genetics is one of the hard science fora, the question of "why" is out-of-scope.These terms have been defined in many different ways and examples..
The problem most people struggle with is not HOW it works, but WHY it works that way.
There's the rub.
We know that Evolution is true from the studies of "how" evolution works, in order to arrive at the answer, "Why does it work at all?"Science does not struggle with the "whys" of the world - only the hows. Biology and Genetics is one of the hard science fora, the question of "why" is out-of-scope.
They'll have to rub somehere else.
The Why.This means that it does not assume any pre-existing arena (dimensional space), but rather attempts to show how the spacetime fabric itself evolves.
Who? What?Bloody Shapiro again! I might have known.
Tegmark changed his name from Shapiro, possibly for marketing reasons. More about him and his schtick here:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=6551Who? What?
Tegmark changed his name from Shapiro, possibly for marketing reasons. More about him and his schtick here:
While you're at ridiculing Tegmark (Shapiro), you might also add this autobiography of Renate Loll, (CDT), another scientist who has a hypothesis, based on out of the box thinking.
Thanks for the confirmation.While it is true that organisms do employ fractal geometry in their construction (the venerable fern leaf being a common example), I don't really see how it informs the topic of evolution itself, any more than pointing out that many organisms use sunlight and photosynthesis, or methanogenesis.
fractal geometry