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Simple Elegance to Wonderful Complexity – A journey (Part 2)

Nov 29, 2012   //   by Pabitra // Blog , Featured , Science And Technology // 1 Comment

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.

- Richard Dawkins

Though hinted by many great scientists during the course of their work, it is counter-intuitive to think that the complex systems in Nature (and accordingly thought of as sophisticated) are born out of very simple configurations. It is equally counter-intuitive to think such complexity could have grown out of equally simple rules. Traditional scientific thinking almost always presupposed that a complex and sophisticated system demands equivalent complex and sophisticated processes involved in their geneses. Perhaps this notion limits scientific endeavor to explain many events and processes in nature by considering them not really within its field.

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My Crazy Idea

In a few days from now world is going to witness yet another attempt to address to reduce, mitigate and thwart the impending vagaries of Climate Change in the form of a summit meeting, COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. There is a great interest and speculation about whether the meeting is going to deliver us some kind of solution or if it is fated to fail like Cancun.

The more I follow Climate Change Movement of the world and come to be aware of the emerging new order of scientific philosophies, the more it appears to me that a strange coincidence is taking place slowly, possibly still too subtle for mass acceptance and belief, and I increasingly feel that we are in a state of transition of a paradigm shift of our collective world view. Read more >>

The Immortality Question

This post is inspired by a talk by Dr. Harvey Fineberg , ex-Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health and a medical ethicist (see below for the full video of the talk) and works of Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey but based broadly on the works of Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans, an experienced investor, entrepreneur and scientist who co-founded RxGen, a pharmaceutical services company. These are fascinating men, each can shake your belief system fundamentally – so watch out! Incidentally, Juan calls himself a futurist. Read more >>

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