Santa Fe Institute (SFI)
Talks by Stuart Kauffman
Biological evolution is a complex blend of ever changing structural stability, variability and emergence of new phenotypes, niches, ecosystems. We wish to argue that the evolution of life marks the end of a physics world view of law entailed dynamics.
Evolving Laws: Chapter 14 - Biology background by Stuart Kauffman. Biology and physics debate. Biology and social science debate.
Space of configurations and pre-adaptation;
The problem of predictability;
Biology exists with emergent properties.
Question by Roberto Unger and complementary comments by Lee Smolin;
Debates: Simon Saunders, Roberto Unger, Olaf Dreyer, Robert Brandenberger, Maya Paczuski, Kalypso Nicolaidis.
Time and evolving geometry in classical general relativity;
Quantum gravity and cosmology;
Questions by Maya Paczuski, Lucien Hardy, Stuart Kauffman, Kalypso Nicolaidis and Roberto Unger.
Contingency of fundamental laws;