Increases in environmental entropy demand evolution - A consequence of the entropic theory of perception

Georg Schulze, Shuji Mori

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Abstract

An application of the entropic theory of perception to evolutionary systems indicates that environmental entropy increases will exert pressures on an organism to adapt. We speculate that the instability caused by such environmental changes will also cause an increase in the mutation rate of organisms leading to an eventual increase in their complexity. Such complexity generation allows organisms to adapt to the more entropic environment. Although we conclude that increases in environmental entropy cause an organism to evolve into a more complex organism, increases in entropy may not be necessary for complexity generation per se.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-164
Number of pages16
JournalActa Biotheoretica
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Philosophy
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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