Gregory Bateson Mind & Nature
Science is based on assumptions where it differs from other branches of human activity which are not only the pathways of scientific thought established by the theories of the scientists. Their goal is to test and revise old conjectures and create new ones. As a reader of a scientific matter, you should know the assumptions of the writer. Bateson believes in the importance of scientific assumptions, in a way that there are improved and inferior ways of constructing scientific theories and based on the clear statements of assumptions for them to be improved. This article has a list of assumptions where some are familiar and different to the readers. Here are a few that I am going to be talking about. 1. Nothing will come of nothing.
Quotation of King Lear telescopes into a single statement a whole series of medieval and more modern wise saws which include:
a. the law of the conversation of matter and its converse, that no new matter can be expected to make an appearance in the new laboratory b. the law of the conversation of energy and its converse, that no new energy can be expected in the laboratory c. the principle demonstrated by Pasteur, that no new living matter can be expected to appear in the laboratory d. the principle that no new order or pattern can be created without information
Here’s where Bateson argues that there is no new life and new order without information. These rules are for expectation rather than rules of nature. They are almost true that all exclusions are of great interest.
Question 1: What does co evolution mean?
* it is the origin of the skill to reply to the message is the frontage and is the other side of the process of evolution (from the article) * the evolution of balancing adaptations in two or more species of organisms because of a special relationship that exists between them, as in insect-pollinated plants and their insect pollinators...
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