VI. Earth Life Emergence: Development of Body, Brain, Selves and Societies
B. Nested Gestation of Communal Creatures
A tour of the sequential, multilevel scale of animate entities from their geological substrate to a self-regulating bioplanet. The import conveyed here is that each phase such as Microbial Colonies or Dynamic Ecosystems, as a paradigm shift in each domain, is becoming found and understood to express in form and process the independent self-organizing principles.