The Future of Life: A Unified Theory of Evolution

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Future of Life Media, Sep 11, 2010 - Science

The Future of Life: A Unified Theory of Evolution represents the first comprehensive formulation of the hypothesis that evolution is the unifying force underlying the dynamics of all processes in the universe- both organic and inorganic.

In essence by combining information, decision, network and quantum theory, it is demonstrated that an overarching evolutionry process shapes the spectrum of life and all phenomena in the universe, beyond Darwin's original biological theory.

 

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Contents

The Twain Shall Meet
275
End of Certainty
278
Myths and Toes
283
Star Stuff
284
Getting to Know the Neighbourhood
286
Going Cosmic
288
Designing the Universe
289
Demolishing Design
292

The Social Dimension
26
Evolutions Awesome Outcomes
27
Expanding Minds
28
Mimicking Evolution
30
Scientific Sensibility
31
Brave New Worlds
32
Getting a Life
33
MetaEvolution and the Golden Braid
37
Evolutions Potential
39
Apocalypse or Epiphany
41
Chapter 2
42
In the Beginning
43
The Three Rs
48
Writing It Down
50
Getting a Voice
52
Living Language
55
Rest and Recreation
56
Coming Home
59
Sowing the Seeds
63
City Living
66
Moving Ahead
70
Nation Building
72
Running the Empire
73
Capitalism and Culture
78
A Seamless Web
82
Religious Revolution
83
Chapter 3
87
Road to Democracy Let There Be Light
88
Out of Poverty Signs of Hope
102
Capitalism and Class The Power Game
108
New World Order
112
Global Warming The End of the Beginning?
115
A Smarter Civilisation
120
A New Economic Paradigm
121
HyperGlobalisation The Perfect Storm
124
World Decision Hub
127
Free Trade Fair Trade
129
Partnering for the Planet
132
The Corporate Conscience
139
War Peace Road to Reconciliation
141
Morality and Mores
158
Social Futures
165
Chapter 4
168
The Evolution of Complexity
169
Origins of life
170
Creating the Template
171
Creating Life
173
Unravelling the Code
174
The Web of Life
175
Then There Were Three
178
Life Makes its Move
180
The Splice of Life
182
Fast Tracking Evolution
186
Proteomics The Next Frontier
190
Patterns of Life
191
Mind Games Evolution of Self
195
Knowing the Other
199
The Bayesian Brain
201
Future Health
203
Beyond Biology Tomorrows Life
209
Chapter 5
215
Communicating with Gods
218
World Creation Mythologies
219
The Oldest Religion
223
The Evolution of Morality
225
Refurbishing Religion
227
Big Gods Little Gods
234
First There Was the Word
238
Breaking Up is Easy to Do
247
The Future of Religion
251
Enigma of Meaning
255
Reinventing Religion
256
Fundamentalisms Flawed Fantasies
257
Religions End Game
258
Chapter 6
260
New World Order
264
Material Drivers
265
The Great Knowledge Debate
268
Science and Secularism
270
The Becoming Universe
272
The Big Picture
294
Creation with a Bang
296
Bouncing Back
300
Scene of the Crime
302
Location Location
303
Lifes Best Bet
304
The Third Way
308
The Shape of Things
310
The Fabric of Spacetime
314
The Dark Empire
316
Many Worlds One Multiverse
320
Weaving the Universe
324
Living in the Matrix
327
Making the Laws
329
The Search for Reality
331
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
334
Back to Basics
335
Gauging Reality
337
Grand Illusions
340
A Higher Order
342
Strings and Things
343
Gravity Comes In From the Cold
345
Hidden Dimensions
347
Loop the Loop Without a Safety Net
349
Lets Twist Again
351
Realising Reality
352
Truth and Beauty
356
The Information Imperative
359
Energy from Information
363
Mind Expanders
365
The Web Comes to Life
366
Virtual Potential
380
Evolutionary Cornucopia
383
Times Eternal Tao
385
Chapter 7
394
Open System Characteristics
397
Selforganising Systems
399
The Biological Connection
400
The Quantum Information Connection
403
The Unitary Quantum Connection
406
Reducing Complexity
408
The Causal Cosmic Connection
409
The Condensed Matter Physics Connection
413
The Symmetry Connection
414
Cause and Effect
416
Quantum Networks
417
The Grand Synthesis
418
Imprinting Life
422
Selecting Life
423
Chapter 8
424
Quantum Darwinism
425
From Prelife to Life
427
Evolving Spacetime
429
Fast Tracking Evolution
431
Life An Efficient Information Processor
433
Constructal Theory
435
Bacteria Evolution
436
Red Queen Evolution
437
Galactic Evolution
438
Evolution of the Superorganism
440
Evolutionary Economics
441
Group Evolution
444
Evolution as Physics
446
Chapter 9
448
Evolution Mark 2
454
Everyones a Winner
456
Birth of Omega
458
Crossing the Rubicon
459
Impeaching Deity
461
A Brighter World
462
A Portrait of Omega
464
One Big Family
467
The Future of Life
469
The Meaning of Life
470
The Last Tortoise
472
Bibliography Selected References
473
Index
478
Book Summary
483
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David Hunter Tow is an international science communicator- author, blogger and video producer, futurist, knowledge engineer and social activist.

His major project and passion - The Future of life- A Unified Theory of Evolution postulates that evolution is a generic process at the information level- beyond biology, guiding all other processes in and including the universe.  

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