I guess I need to start by saying that I have a Ph.D in Physical Biology,
and have a significant experience in the world of science.
Regardless of whether you agree with my theories or not these are then
not produced by some superficial opinions about these matters, but have been
deeply thought through. When it comes to biological evolution
they are probably best presented in my books The Purposeful Universe
and Quantum Science of Psychedelics. I should also add that only those
that have direct experience of the world of science will know
that in this Darwinism is considered as one of its pillars and is not to be
questioned at least not in the science departments. (In philosophy you are
free to speculate).
The current estimate of the number of bases of DNA in the human genome
is 3.2 billion of four different types. The number of cells in our bodies on the other hand is 37 trillion of about 260 different types.
If DNA would hold enough information to determine the knitting pattern of these cells
(the pattern with which they are connected in 3-D) it would have to have at least
10 to the power of fifty (10 with 50 zeros after it) more information content than it actually does.
You may also note that we now know that the number of genes is approximately the same in all animals (around 20,000)
and that for instance a simple nematode has more genes (made up of DNA) than a human being.
This tells us that it is not the DNA content that determines the complexity of an organism
and that there are other factors (which I explain in my books) that determine their anatomy and
morphology. Yet, Darwinism (and in particular its modern version in neo-Darwinism) does tell us that life is an
accident and that all species have evolved as a result of a large number of random mutations
in the DNA upon which natural selection has acted to produce various species.
How biological evolution actually takes place I cannot go into here, and when it comes to the larger
questions as to how Darwinism is related to views the rise of civilization, quantum theory
I would have to refer you to my books because it is not possible to discuss them without an extensive
background that most people do not currently have. Yet, I can say this much, the evolution of
classes of biological species and human civilization follows waves that are self-similar, but have different
frequencies and proceed over vastly different time scales.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16-Aug-21 14:50 by cjcalleman.