Piero Scaruffi(Copyright © 2013 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions )
These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"
The Logic Of Evolution
Evolution is about a pattern (in particular, a string of DNA, but it could also be some other pattern) and it involves the following steps:
· Reproduction. Copies are made of the pattern.
· Variation. Random errors appear in the copies and yield variants.
· Selection. The environment selects which variants survive.
These simple steps cause continuous mutations of the pattern. Each generation copes better with the environment.
In addition, other factors may accelerate evolution: sex accelerates evolution; learning accelerates evolution.
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