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Archive for February, 2010

Omnipresence of Evolution – The Series

It’s been long time since I got chance to write something here. A lot many things I feel like to share with and I hope this post would be a good start.


In Feb 2007, our team informally discussed and decided to present things which one liked, learned and wanted to share with others. I chose ‘Evolution’ as the topic of presentation. I delivered a couple of presentations but could not stop the reading on the topic.

Evolution is an interesting process. It is the history with a running context. A context gives a perspective to an observer. One can have many simultaneous contexts and thus many simultaneous evolutions. However when one applies a higher level context to all the running contexts, one can see a higher level evolution – Evolution of evolution (or jargon-ishly ‘Meta-evolution‘).

Evolution is a passive continuous process. It does not play any part, rather it is the script under constant development. One can not sense evolutionarily important cause unless it leads to perceivable effect(s). An observer (who has a context and a perspective)  chooses meaningful patterns from the insignificant routine.

Although it’s been studied prominently in biology, it’s not uncommon to see patterns of evolution elsewhere. This series is such an attempt, to see the World through the lens of evolution. Feel free to comment, as they would add different perspectives and would help us co-evolve. 🙂

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