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. 2004 – 2014 Select References

2004 – 2014 Select References
To complement and support the decadal review, here each website chapter and section, if not covered in Part I, will have a brief summary along with select references to document the global genesis revolution. These postings are abridged and condensed versions, full citations with quotes can be found on the website.

I. The Genesis Vision: A Creative Organic Universe
A. Historic Prescience

In our late day, the whole repository of human knowledge is now instantly online almost everywhere, a library of cosmos. Seekers and scholars can have full access to insightful prior glimpses of a genesis vision. Along with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Vladimir Vernadsky, and Alfred North Whitehead who are most often referred to, here are some new references in kind.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. http://www.kaznu.kz/en/. This entry also introduces Al-Farabi (c. 872-950) as a renowned scientist and philosopher of the Islamic Golden Age. (Wikipedia).

Albertson, David. Mathematical Theologies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. .

Dick, Steven. Cosmic Evolution: History, Culture, and Human Destiny. Steven Dick and Mark Lupisella, eds. Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context. Washington, DC: NASA SP-4802, 2010.

Gregory, Mary Efrosini. Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Species. London: Routledge, 2007.

Heylighen, Francis. Conceptions of a Global Brain: An Historical Review. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Heylighen.

Meulders, Michel. Helmholtz: From Enlightenment to Neuroscience. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010. .

Sarasohn, Lisa. The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish: Reason and Fancy During the Scientific Revolution. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Stott, Rebecca. Darwin’s Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2012.

Young, George M. The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

B. Cosmo Sapiens: Current Vistas
In lieu of a paragraph, the whole of Part I: A Worldwise Discovery of an Integral Procreative Universe is a synopsis of revolutionary Natural Genesis horizons.

Auletta, Gennaro. Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Capra, Fritjof and Pier Luigi Luisi. The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Chela-Flores, Julian. The Science of Astrobiology: A Personal View on Learning to Read the Book of Life. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Coen, Enrico. Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Conway Morris, Simon, ed. The Deep Structure of Biology: Is Convergence Sufficiently Ubiquitous to Give a Directional Signal?. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008.

Dick, Steven and Mark Lupisella, eds. Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context. Washington, DC: NASA SP-4802, 2010.

Escobar, Arturo. Territories of Difference: Place, Movement, Life, Redes. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.

Goerner, Sally, et al. The New Science of Sustainability: Building a Foundation for Great Change. Chapel Hill, NC: Triangle Center for Complex Systems, 2008.

Goodwin, Brian. Nature’s Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture. Edinburgh: Floris Books, 2007.

Henning, Brian and Adam Scarfe. Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back into Biology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.

Kelso, Scott and David Engstrom. The Complementary Nature. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

Koch, Christof. Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012.

Kurakin, Alexei. The Self-Organizing Fractal Theory as a Universal Discovery Method: The Phenomenon of Life. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling. 8/4, 2011.

Nagel, Thomas. Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Nesteruk, Alexei. A Participatory Universe of J. A. Wheeler as an Intentional Correlate of Embodied Subjects and an Example of Purposiveness in Physics. arXiv:1304.2277.

Neubauer, Raymond. Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Orrell, David. Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Swimme, Brian Thomas and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Journey of the Universe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Wagner, Andreas. Arrival of the Fittest. New York: Current/Penguin, 2014.

II. A Learning Planet: An Integral Knowledge by Humankind
A. Original Wisdom

1. Rosetta Cosmos

Throughout our loquacious heritage of a divergent of tongues, oral and written, in palimpsest translations, a sense of a common dialect, an UR-language, has long been a quest and goal. As these selections may express, into a 21st century, by an epic shift to humankind’s vision and voice, these novel “Rosetta” aspects result. The universal complex systems is now similarly exemplified in spoken and textual discourse.

Altmann, Eduardo, et al. On the Origin of Long-Range Correlations in Texts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109/11582, 2012.

Baez, John and Mike Stay. Physics, Topology, Logic and Computation: A Rosetta Stone. Coecke, Bob, ed. New Structures in Physics. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Bloch, William Goldbloom. The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Grabska-Gradzinska, Iwona, et al. Complex Network Analysis of Literary and Scientific Texts. International Journal of Modern Physics C. Online May, 2012.

HaiTao, Liu. Statistical Properties of Chinese Semantic Networks. Chinese Science Bulletin. 54/16, 2009.

Massip-Bonet, Angels. Language as a Complex Adaptive System: Towards an Integrative Linguistics. Massip-Bonet, Angels & Albert Bastardas-Boada, eds. Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Yildiz, Izzet, et al. From Birdsong to Human Speech Recognition: Bayesian Inference on a Hierarchy of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems. PLoS Computational Biology. 9/9, 2013.

2. Indigenous Vision: Mythic Animism
In this Integral Knowledge section, a spatial and temporal retrospect is now opened to recount and appreciate aboriginal encounters with this fantastic milieu that homo sapiens found her/his selves within. An organic, numinous, mystic, magical, engendered revelation abides as every other age and culture knows but our mechanical myopia. OK

Burkhart, Brian Yazzie. The Physics of Spirit: The Indigenous Continuity of Science and Religion. Haag, James, et al, eds. Routledge Companion to Religion and Science. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Eglash, Ron and Audrey Bennett. Fractals in Global Africa. Critical Interventions. Issue 9/10, 2012.

Maffie, James. Consciousness and Reality in Nahua Thought in the Era of the Conquest. Wautischer, Helmut, ed. Ontology of Consciousness: Percipient Action. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.

Schipper, Mineke, et al. China’s Creation and Origin Myths: Cross-cultural Explorations in Oral and Written Traditions. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Witzel, Michael. The Origins of the World’s Mythologies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

3. Perennial Wisdome: An Anthropocosmic Code
As humankinder comes to perceive with a novel, holistic acuity, a historical record of perennial “esoteric” entries to a common heart of truth drawn from “exoteric” natural and cultural diversities can be achieved. One might then enlist a similar endeavor in our day as the new complex system sciences (see Cosmic Code), which also has arcane, disparate versions, seek their own essential universality. We are invited to fulfill the ancient promise, and deepest secret, of finally realizing, as we soon must, between our complementary human microcosm and a genesis uniVerse macrocosm. OK

Artson, Bradley Shavit. Clay in the Potter’s Hands: Human Evolution in a Self-Creating World. Tikkun. February, 2009.

Elvin, Mark. The Retreat of the Elephants: An Environmental History of China. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

Jackson, William. Heaven’s Fractal Net. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2004.

Panikkar, Raimon. The Rhythm of Being. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.

Tu, Weiming. The Global Significance of Concrete Humanity. New Delhi: Center for Studies in Civilization, 2010.

Tymieniecka, Anna-Teresa, ed. Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology on the Perennial Issue of Microcosm and Macrocosm. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006.

Wang, Robin. Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

4. The Book of Naturome
Into the 21st century, when every spatial and temporal facet of human history seems to be conflicting each other, a fundamentalist revival of scripture is on the rise. Into this third millennium there really ought to be an equivalent natural text for vital, edifying guidance. We note here that each Abrahamic faith have evoked this ancient trope, if only we might get a better read on a numinous universe and human.

Biagioli, Mario. Galileo’s Instruments of Credit. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten. Genes, Memes, and the Chinese Concept of Wen: Toward a Nature/Culture Model of Genetics. Philosophy East & West. 60/2, 2010.

Harkins, Franklin. Reading and the Work of Restoration: History and Scripture in the Theology of Hugh of St. Victor. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2009.

Harper, Charles, ed. Spiritual Information. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2005.

Haught, John. Deeper Than Darwin: The Prospect for Religion in the Age of Evolution. Boulder, CO: Westview, 2003.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Garden of Truth. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

Sherwin, Byron. Golems Among Us. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004.

5. World Philosophy and Knowledge
Through the ages philosophy provided meaningful guidance for scientific pursuits and public affairs, but in the 20th century lost this lead, and by its own admission sank into confusion and insignificance. While in the North and West, a postmodern relativity and despair pervades academe, we can report a turn to admit and recover a holistic non-Western natural wisdom and science.

Bala, Arun, ed. Asia, Europe, and the Emergence of Modern Science: Knowledge Crossing Boundaries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Brooks, Thom. Philosophy Unbound: The Idea of Global Philosophy. Metaphilosophy. 44/3, 2013.

Farooqui, Jamil. Indegeneity of Knowledge: Criteria for Universalisation. Man in India. 92/3-4, 2012.

Ferry, Luc. A Brief History of Thought. New York: Harper Perennial, 2011.

Kebede, Messay. Africa’s Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization. Amsterdam Rodopi, 2004.

Kitcher, Philip. Philosophy Inside Out Metaphilosophy. 42/3, 2012.

Turnbull, Neil. The Ontological Consequences of Copernicus: Global Being in the Planetary World. Theory, Culture & Society. 23/1, 2006.

B. The Spiral of Science

Baaquie, Belal and Frederick Willeboordse. Exploring Integrated Science. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010.

Borner, Katy. Atlas of Science. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.

Bryson, Bill, ed. Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery and the Genius of the Royal Society. New York: Morrow, 2010.

Harding, Sandra, ed. The Postcolonial Science and Technology Reader. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.

Neilsen, Michael. Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.

Orrell, David. Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Scharnhorst, Andrea, et al, eds. Models of Science Dynamics: Encounters between Complexity Theory and Information Sciences. Berlin: Springer, 2012.

Sun, Xiaoling, et al. Social Dynamics of Science. Nature Scientific Reports. 3/1069, 2013.

Woese, Carl. A New Biology for a New Century. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 68/2, 2004.

York, Donald, et al, eds. The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos. London: Taylor & Francis, 2011.

C. Mindkind: A Global Knowledge
As Personsphere in Part I offered, and as readers know, a sudden shift from a long human individual and local group phase to a globally interconnected cognitive noosphere, is underway. With a personal brain as default analogy, a persistent trend has been to base web design on self-organizing, correcting, learning neural net capabilities. The profusion of social media, tablets, iPhones, and more seems to have moved our hearts and minds into constant cyberspace, a planetary sensorium. As prescious Earth is imperiled by unresolveable deficits of the male-ruled human stage, the nascent presence a global realm of knowledge unto discovery must be made as clearly made evident as possible.

Bernstein, Abraham, et al. Programming the Global Brain. Communications of the ACM. 55/5, 2012.

Chorost, Michael. World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet. New York: Free Press, 2011.

Christakis, Nicholas and James Fowler. Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. New York: Little, Brown, 2009.

del Moral, Raquel, et al. New Times and New Challenges for Information Science: From Cellular Systems to Human Societies. Information. Online February, 2014.

Downs, Roger. Coming of Age in the Geospatial Revolution: The Geographic Self Re-Defined. Human Development. 57/1, 2014.

Giannotti, Fosca, et al. A Planetary Nervous System for Social Mining and Collective Awareness. European Physical Journal Special Topics. 214/1, 2012.

Malone, Thomas, et al. The Collective Intelligence Genome. MIT Sloan Management Review. Spring, 2010.

Ridley, Matt. The Rational Optimist. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.

Tetlow, Philip. The Web’s Awake: An Introduction to the Field of Web Science and the Concept of Web Life. Hoboken, NJ: IEEE Press/Wiley Interscience, 2007.
III. Organic Universe: An Animate, Conducive Cosmos
A. Quantum Cosmology


Adler, Stephen. Quantum Theory as an Emergent Phenomenon. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Ambjorn, Jan, et al. The Self-Organizing Quantum Universe. Scientific American. July, 2008.

Bokulich, Alisa. Reexamining the Quantum – Classical Relation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Josephson, Brian. Biological Observer-Participation and Wheeler’s ‘Law without Law.’ arXiv:1108.4860.

Palmer, Tim. Lorenz, Gödel and Penrose: New Perspectives on Geometry and Determinism in Fundamental Physics. Contemporary Physics. Online April 2014.

Smolin, Lee. Time Reborn: From the Crisis of Physics to the Future of the Universe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

‘t Hooft, Gerard. The Cellular Automaton Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. arXiv:1405/1548.

Tegmark, Max. Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality. New York: Knopf, 2014. An extraordinary testimony, see the whole review.

Turok, Neil. The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2012.

1. Systems Physics
Since this section was begun in 2007, while Physics still does not yet have a Systems mode, from many corners and institutes a parallel universe is being found as distinguished by and suffused with nonlinear dynamics. In disparate terms, a universality of self-similar, complex network phenomena is quantified and explained from interstellar mediums to quantum criticality. In so doing, a fruitful merger of statistical, condensed matter physics with the complexity theories is underway, since it was realized both study local entities in global interaction.

Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo. The Network Takeover. Nature Physics. 8/1, 2012.

Castellano, Claudino, et al. Statistical Physics of Social Dynamics. Reviews of Modern Physics. 81/2, 2009.

Costa, Luciano da Fontoura, et al. Analyzing and Modeling Real-World Phenomena with Complex Networks. Advances in Physics. 60/3, 2011.

Frey, Edwin. Evolutionary Game Theory: Theoretical Concepts and Applications to Microbial Communities. Physica A. 389/4265, 2010.

Janson, Natalia. Non-Linear Dynamics of Biological Systems. Contemporary Physics. 53/2, 2012.

Kwapien, Jaroslaw and Stanislaw Drozdz. Physical Approach to Complex Systems. Physics Reports. 515/3-4, 2012.

Pietronero, Luciano. Complexity Ideas from Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics. Europhysics News. 39/6, 2008.

Scott, Alwyn. The Nonlinear Universe. Berlin: Springer, 2007.

2. Quantum Complex Systems
Here is another instance of a conceptual shift in a scientific field, after a long century of its theoretical exercise, that has not yet been realized and accommodated by its human phase. From our global purview, if to gather what all the literature is saying, this deepest stratum actually is graced by the same informational and complex network system phenomena as everywhere above – quantum to human epitome.

Heinz von Foerster 100 Self-Organization and Emergence Congress. www.univie.ac.at/hvf11/congress/EmerQuM.html.

Baez, John and Jacob Biamonte. A Course on Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics. arXiv:1209.3632.

Frahm, Klaus and Dima Shepelyansky. Poisson Statistics of PageRank Probabilities of Twitter and Wikipedia Networks. European Physical Journal B. 87/93, 2014.

Goncalves, Carlos Pedro. arXiv:1402.1141.

Huelga, Susana and Martin Plenio. Vibrations, Quanta and Biology. Contemporary Physics. 54/4, 2013.

Paparo, Giuseppe, et al. Quantum Google in a Complex Network. arXiv:1303.3891.

B. An Organic Cosmos
These select citations, and an array of references from many independent contributions, attest to a worldwide revision as to the actual nature of this abiding cosmos. Again they reflect a scientific revolution no longer due to one man, but as occurring on its own, mostly unbeknownst, over this sentient sphere. Akin to the next subsection Active Matter, a broad and deep re-rooting of life in an equally fertile physical soil is well underway via novel experiment and theoretical credence.

Bailly, Francis and Giuseppe Longo. Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: The Physical Singularity of Life. London: Imperial College Press, 2011.

Barrow, John, et al, eds. Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-Tuning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Chen, Irene and Martin Nowak. From Prelife to Life: How Chemical Kinetics Become Evolutionary Dynamics. Accounts of Chemical Research. 45/12, 2012.

Cronin, Leroy. The Stuff of Life: Making Matter Come Alive. http://www.ted.com/talks/lee_cronin_making_matter_come_alive.html.

Gruebele, Martin and Devarajan (Dave) Thirumalai. Perspectives: Reaches of Chemical Physics in Biology. Journal of Chemical Physics. 139/12, 2013.

Lambert, Neill, et al. Quantum Biology. Nature Physics. 9/1, 2013.

Mann, Stephen. Systems of Creation: The Emergence of Life from Nonliving Matter. Accounts of Chemical Research. 45/12, 2012.

Meyer-Ortmanns, Hildegard and Stefan Thurner, eds. Principles of Evolution: From the Planck Epoch to Complex Multicellular Life. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Newman, Stuart and Marta Linde-Medina. Physical Determinants in the Emergence and Inheritance of Multicellular Form. Biological Theory. 8/3, 2013.

Pross, Addy. What is Life?: How Chemistry becomes Biology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Szostak, Jack. An Optimal Degree of Physical and Chemical Heterogeneity for the Origin of Life? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 366/2894, 2011.

1. Active Matter: The Reunion of Biology and Physics

Asano, Masanari, et al. Towards Modeling of Epigenetic Evolution with the Aid of Theory of Open Quantum Systems. AIP Conference Proceedings. 1508, December, 2013.

Cavagna, Andrea and Irene Giardina. Bird Flocks as Condensed Matter Systems. Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics. Volume 5, 2014.

Deem, Michael. Statistical Mechanics of Modularity and Horizontal Gene Transfer. Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics. 4/287, 2013.

Goldenfeld, Nigel and Carl Woese. Life is Physics: Evolution as a Collective Phenomenon Far from Equilibrium. Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics. Volume 2, 2011.

Marchetti, Cristina, et al. Hydrodynamics of Soft Active Matter. Reviews of Modern Physics. 85/3, 2013.

Ramaswamy, Sriram. The Mechanics and Statistics of Active Matter. Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics. 1/323, 2010.

2. Systems Chemistry
A section added in 2007 to gather novel advances in the nascent field of “supramolecular chemistry,” a “constitutional dynamic and adaptive chemistry.” These terms, along with systems chemistry, are from Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Lehn and colleagues to represent new appreciations of how the universal self-organizing, complex principles can similarly be found in this material and biological precursor domain.

Cragg, Peter. Supramolecular Chemistry. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010.

Giuseppone, Nicolas. Toward Self-Constructing Materials: A Systems Chemistry Approach. Accounts of Chemical Research. 45/12, 2012.

Hill, Craig and Djamaladdin Musaev, eds. Complexity in Chemistry and Beyond. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Kais, Sabre, ed. Quantum Information and Computation for Chemistry. Advances in Chemical Physics. Volume 154, 2014.

Lehn, Jean-Marie. From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Constitutional Dynamic Chemistry and Adaptive Chemistry. Chemical Society Reviews. 36/2, 2007.

Ruiz-Mirazo, Kepa, et al. Prebiotic Systems Chemistry: New Perspectives for the Origins of Life. Chemical Reviews. 114/1, 2014.

Salles, Airton, et al. A Self-Organizing Chemical Assembly Line. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 135/51, 2013.

C. The Information Computation Turn
From several corners it came to be realized that physical, and living nature are suffused with prescriptive content, a prime quality beyond space, time, matter and energy. A leading theorist has been John Archibald, along with a 1996 paper, The Physical Nature of Information by Rolf Landauer. As he did for chaos theory in 1987, James Gleick’s 2011 opus The Information lucidly established its essence and priority. A technical instance could be the 2010 Information and the Nature of Reality edited by Paul Davies and Neils Gregersen. As Part I describes, a number of approaches and schools such as quantum information, biosemiotics, algorithmic computation theories, and so on, eachcontribute.

Chiribella, Giulio, et al. Informational Derivation of Quantum Theory. Physical Review A. 84/012311, 2011.

Davies, Paul and Niels Gregersen, eds. Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Deutsch, David and Chiara Marletto. Constructor Theory of Information. arXiv:1405.5563.

Dodig Crnkovic, Gordana. Physical Computation as Dynamics of Form that Glues Everything Together. Information. 3/2, 2012.

Dyson, George. Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. New York: Pantheon Books, 2012.

Gleick, James. The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. New York: Pantheon, 2011.

Knuth, Kevin. Information-Based Physics: An Observer-Centric Foundation. Contemporary Physics. Online January, 2014.

Loewenstein, Werner. Physics in Mind: A Quantum View of the Brain. New York: Basic Books, 2013.

Terzis, George and Robert Arp, eds. Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.

Timpson, Christopher. Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Oxford: Clarendon, 2013.

Vedral, Vlatko. Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Walker, Sara Imari. Top-Down Causation and the Rise of Information in the Emergence of Life. Information. Online July 2014.

Yang, Xin-She. Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014.

D. An Intrinsic Consciousness and Intelligence
Over our 10 year span, the admission that aware, informed sentience is not an “epiphenomenon” but a legitimate subject of science and philosophy was established. While the Conscious Knowledge section focuses more on human studies, here we consider proof of its relative appearance in an embryonic evolution. This evident presence then requires an encompassing natural universe suffused with primordial, creative mind from its origins.

Damasio, Antonio. Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain. New York: Pantheon Books, 2010.

Fingelkurts, Andrew, et al. Consciousness as a Phenomenon in the Operational Architectonics of Brain Organization: Criticality and Self-Organization Considerations. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals. 55/1, 2013.

Kawade, Yoshimi. The Origin of Mind: The Mind-Matter Continuity Thesis. Biosemiotics. 6/3, 2013.

Koch, Christof. Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012.

Nagel, Thomas. Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Swan, Liz, ed. Origins of Mind. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Tegmark, Max. Consciousness as a State of Matter. arXiv:1401.1219.

Tibika, Francoise. Molecular Consciousness: Why the Universe is Aware of Our Presence. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press, 2013.

Tononi, Giulio. Consciousness as Integrated Information. Biological Bulletin. 215/3, 2008.

Tononi, Giulio and Christof Koch. Consciousness: Here, There but Not Everywhere. arXiv:1405.7089.

E. A Thermodynamics of Life
From 2004 to 2014, this field offers another example of a cosmic revolution midway along. The old model is a closed system equilibrium fated for an entropic demise, while in ascent is a far-from-equilibrium, open system, indeterminant thermodynamics. The earlier, waning view seems unable to get past Ludwig Boltzman’s second law and mostly ignores the waxing nonequilibrium theories due much to Ilya Progogine from the 1970s to their present robust acceptance.

Attard, Phil. The Second Law of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics. Advances in Chemical Physics. 140/1, 2008.

Cross, Michael and Henry Greenside. Pattern Formation and Dynamics in Nonequilibrium Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Deffner, Sebastian and Christopher Jarzynski. Information Processing and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Physical Review X. 3/041003, 2013.

Demetrius, Lloyd. Boltzmann, Darwin and Directionality Theory. Physics Reports. Online April, 2013.

Dewar, Roderick, et al, eds. Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-equilibrium Systems. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Kosloff, Ronnie. Quantum Thermodynamics. arXiv:1305.2268.

Kupervasser, Oleg, et al. The Universal Arrow Time. Foundations of Physics. 42/9, 2012.

Ord, Alison, et al, eds. Patterns in our Planet: Defining New Concepts for the Applications of Multi-scale Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics to Earth-system Science. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 368/3, 2010. An

Sagawa, Takahiro. Thermodynamics of Information Processing in Small Systems. Berlin: Springer, 2012.

Zenil, Hector, et al. Life as Thermodynamic Evidence of Algorithmic Structure in Natural Environments. Entropy. 14/11, 2012.

F. Systems Cosmology: Fractal SpaceTimeMatter
These citations report diverse findings from quantum to intergalactic, infinitesimal to infinite, realms of the same self-organizing, complex network systems as everywhere else. Once again a repetition in kind of these universal phenomena recurs, cosmome to our epitome. One may glimpse a whole “Systems Nature” from a “Fractal Universe and Quantum Gravity” to “Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysics,” as they describe a common geometry and activity across this widest span. OK

Aschwanden, Markus. Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysics: The Statistics of Nonlinear Processes in the Universe. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Aschwanden, Markus, et al. 25 Years of Self-Organized Criticality: Solar and Astrophysics. arXiv:1403.6528.

Calcagni, Gianluca. Fractal Universe and Quantum Gravity. Physics Review Letters. 104/251301, 2010.

Da Luz, Marcos and Celia Anteneodo. Nonlinear Dynamics in Meso and Nano Scales: Fundamental Aspects and Applications. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 369/245, 2011.

Javarone, Marco and Giuliano Armano. Quantum-Classical Transitions in Complex Newworks. Journal of Statistical Mechanics. Online April, 2013.

Krioulov, Dmitri, et al. Network Cosmology Nature Scientific Reports. 2/793, November, 2012.

Murdzek, R. and O. Iftimie. The Self-Organizing Universe. Romanian Journal of Physics. 53/3-4, 2008.

Palmer, Tim. Quantum Theory and the Symbolic Dynamics of Invariant Sets. arXiv: 1210.3940.

G. Anthropic and Biotropic Principle


The presence of natural qualities from atomic to biomolecular to cosmic domains which have precise values to allow evolutionary life and people to appear is now well established. However, the import of such observations are caught up in scientific and cultural wars.

Ball, Philip and Eshel Ben-Jacob. Water as the Fabric of Life. European Physical Journal Special Topics. Online February, 2014.

Barnes, Luke. The Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Intelligent Life. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia.

Barrow, John, et al, eds. Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-Tuning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Conway Morris, Simon. What is Written into Creation? Burrell, David, et al, eds. Creation and the God of Abraham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Lee, Joohan, et al. Cosmological Coincidence without Fine Tuning. arXiv:1405.7681.

Schellekens, Albert. Life at the Interface of Particle Physics. Reviews of Modern Physics. Online June, 2013.

Soler Gil, Francisco and Manuel Alfonseca. Is the Multiverse Hypothesis Capable of Explaining the Fine Tuning of Nature Laws and Constants? The Case of Cellular Automata. Journal for General Philosophy of Science. 43/1, 2013.

H. Systems Astrobiology
This broad endeavor to detect and quantify signs of living, developing, intelligent systems across the galactic reaches has now come into its own. Consistent progress was made by findings of many biomolecular, increasingly complex, precursors. The international research community has a growing sense and credibility of an organic, fecund, life bearing universe. “Systems Astrobiology” is from biophilosopher Julian Chela-Flores who endorses a fertile universe as a complex dynamic system for life’s evolutionary convergence. Along with discoveries of habitable zones and earth analogs everywhere, a radically conducive cosmos is being revealed.

Chela-Flores, Julian. From Systems Chemistry to Systems Astrobiology: Life in the Universe as an Emergent Phenomenon. International Journal of Astrobiology. 12/1, 2013.

Cirkovic, Milan. The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Dick, Steven. Critical Issues in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Astrobiology. Astrobiology. 12/10, 2012.

Gargaud, Muriel, et al, eds. Encyclopedia of Astrobiology. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Lammer, Helmut, et al. The Science of Exoplanets and Their Systems. Astrobiology. 13/9, 2013.

Rospars, Jean-Pierre. Trends in the Evolution of Life, Brains and Intelligence. International Journal of Astrobiology. 12/3, 2013.

Smith, Ian, et al, eds. Astrochemistry and Astrobiology. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

I. ExoEarths Everywhere: A Heavenly Hatchery
Among the rush of advances in these years, probably the most epochal revolution has been the discovery that the universe is filled with as many orbital planets as sunny stars. A vast variety from Jupiter-like gas giants too far to Mercury types too close and every possible size and kind is now proven. In widening habitable zones around incubator suns the presence of myriad rocky earth-analogs is also verified. A radical new vista of profligate cosmos which by its own propensities seeds and sows a conducive spacescape with ovular bioworlds whence sentient beings can appear to wonder is being revealed.

Bell, James. The Search for Habitable Worlds: Planetary Exploration in the 21st Century. Daedulus. 141/3, 2012.

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia. http://exoplanet.eu/. A comprehensive site hosted since 1995 by the CNRS-LUTH Paris Observatory.

Heller, Rene and John Armstrong. Superhabitable Worlds. Astrobiology. Online January, 2014.

Lammer, Helmut. Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres: Implications for Habitability. Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.

Petigura, Erik, et al. Prevalence of Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Online November, 2013.

Sasselov, Dimitar. The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet. New York: Basic Books, 2012.

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13117.

IV. Cosmic Code: A Universal Procreative Genome
Cosmome: A Mathematic Materiality in Part I expressed the current array of robust scientific recognitions of an independent informative source, as if a natural genotype. On the main site, this chapter opens with an extensive survey, glossary, and synthesis of these many entries to a generative complex adaptive network system self-organization.

Boccaletti, Stefano, et al. The Structure and Dynamics of Multilayer Networks. Physics Reports. 544/1, 2014.

Bourgine, Paul, et al, eds. The CSS Roadmap for Complex Systems Science and its Applications 2012 – 2020. http://unitwin-cs.org/documents.html.

Complexity Digest www.comdig.org.

Feistel, Rainer and Werner Ebeling. Physics of Self-Organization and Evolution. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2011.

Ganguly, Niloy, et al, eds. Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks: Applications to Biology, Computer Science, and the Social Sciences. Boston: Birkhauser, 2009.

Hooker, Cliff, ed. Philosophy of Complex Systems. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011.

Lin, Yi, et al. Systems Science. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.

Markovic, Dimitrije and Claudius Gros. Power Laws and Self-Organized Criticality in Theory and Nature. Physics Reports. 536/2, 2014.

Meyers, Robert, editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. Berlin: Springer, 2009.

Mitchell, Melanie. Complexity: A Guided Tour. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

New England Complex Systems Institute. www.necsi.org.

Santa Fe Institute. www.santafe.edu.

Zschaler, Gerd. Adaptive-Network Models of Collective Dynamics. European Physical Journal Special Topics. 211/1, 2012.

A. Natural Algorithms

Beinhocker, Eric. Evolution as Computation. Journal of Institutional Economics. 7/3, 2011.

Chastain, Erick, et al. Algorithms, Games, and Evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111/10620, 2014.

Chazelle, Bernard. Natural Algorithms and Influence Systems. Communications of the ACM. 55/12, 2012.

Feinerman, Ofer and Amos Korman. Theoretical Distributed Computing Meets Biology. Hota, Chittaranjan and Pradip Srimani, eds. Distributed Computing and Internet Technology. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Mayfield, John. The Engine of Complexity: Evolution as Computation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.

Navlakha, Saket and Ziv Bar-Joseph. Algorithms in Nature: The Convergence of Systems Biology and Computational Thinking. Molecular Systems Biology. 7/Art.546, 2011.

Watson, Richard A. Compositional Evolution. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

V. Systems Evolution: A 21st Century Genesis Synthesis
As an entry to this paramount subject, we note that the 2004 listing on the main site of prescient efforts across biology, mathematics and physics have each seen a mature confirmation, with significant additions, as they have now flowed into an integral, affirmative theory. Here is an extended gathering of references to attest and confirm.

Arber, Werner. Horizontal Gene Transfer among Bacteria and its Role in Biological Evolution. Life. 4/217, 2014.

Calcott, Brett and Kim Sterelny, ed. The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.

Davies, Jamie. Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Depew, David and Bruce Weber. The Fate of Darwinism: Evolution after the Modern Synthesis. Biological Theory. 6/1, 2012.

Dupre, John. The Role of Behaviour in the Recurrence of Biological Processes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 112/2, 2014.

Gissis, Snait and Eva Jablonka, eds. Transformations of Lamarckism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.

Hidalgo, Jorge, et al. Information-Based Fitness and the Emergence of Criticality in Living Systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111/10095, 2014.

Jablonka, Eva and Marion Lamb. Evolution in Four Dimensions. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005/2014.

Johnson, Brian and Sheung Kwan Lam. Self-organization, Natural Selection, and Evolution: Cellular Hardware and Genetic Software. BioScience. 60/11, 2010.

McGhee, George. Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011. converge upon similar patterns and processes over and over.

Newman, Stuart. Physico-Genetic Determinants in the Evolution of Development. Science. 338/217, 2012.

Noble, Denis, et al. The Integration of Evolutionary Biology with Physiological Science. Journal of Physiology. 592/11, 2014.

Reid, Robert G. B. Biological Emergences. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007.

Shapiro, James. Evolution: A View from the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press Science, 2011.

Shubin, Neil, et al. Deep Homology and the Origins of Evolutionary Novelty. Nature. 457/818, 2009.

Vane-Wright, Richard. What is Life? And What Might be Said of the Role of Behavior in its Evolution. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 112/2, 2014.

Wagner, Andreas. Arrival of the Fittest. New York: Current/Penguin, 2014.

Walker, Sara Imari, et al. Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Online May, 2013.

Watson, Richard, et al. The Evolution of Phenotypic Correlations and “Developmental Memory.” Evolution. 68/4, 2014.

Weiss, Kenneth and Anne Buchanan. The Mermaid’s Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009.


A. Systems Biology and Genetics

Bizzarri, Mariano, et al. Theoretical Aspects of Systems Biology. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 112/1-2, 2013.

Carey, Nessa. The Epigenetics Revolution. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Chuang, Han-Yu, et al. A Decade of Systems Biology. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology. 26/231, 2010.

Danchin, Etienne, et al. Beyond DNA: Integrating Inclusive Inheritance into an Extended Theory of Evolution. Nature Reviews Genetics. 12/7, 2011.

Davidson, Eric. Evolutionary Bioscience as Regulatory Systems Biology. Developmental Biology. 357/1, 2011.

Hogeweg, Paulien. The Roots of Bioinformatics in Theoretical Biology. PLoS Computational Biology. 7/3, 2011.

Huang, Sui. The Molecular and Mathematical Basis of Waddington's Epigenetic Landscape: A Framework for Post-Darwinian Biology? BioEssays. 34/2, 2012.

Meyers, Robert A., ed. Systems Biology. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2012.

Nadeau, Joseph and Aimee Dudley. Systems Genetics. Science. 331/1015, 2011.

Noble, Denis. A Biological Relativity View of the Relationships between Genomes and Phenotypes. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 111/2-3, 2013.

Soyer, Orkun, ed. Evolutionary Systems Biology. Berlin: Springer, 2012.

B. Life as Biosemiotics

Barbieri, Marcello. Introduction to Code Biology. Biosemiotics. Online August, 2014.

Emmeche, Claus and Kalevi Kull, eds. Towards a Semiotic Biology: Life is the Action of Signs. London: Imperial College Press, 2011.

Hoffmeyer, Jesper. Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Swan, Liz Stillwaggon and Louis Goldberg. Introduction: Mentis Naturalis. Biosemiotics. Online March, 2013. To a special Origins of Mind issue.

Wheeler, Wendy. The Whole Creature: Complexity, Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Culture. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 2006.

Wills, Peter. Genetic Information, Physical Interpreters and Thermodynamics: The Material-Informatic Basis of Biosemiosis. Biosemiotics. Online October, 2013.

Witzany, Gunther. Uniform Catergorization of Biocommunication in Bacteria, Fungi and Plants. World Journal of Biological Chemistry. Vol.1/Iss.5, 2010.

VI. Earth Life Emergence: Developmental Stages of Life, Mind & Self
A. Universal Principles

As noted in Part I, over the decade the promise of the complex dynamic systems revolution was at last fulfilled. A basic guide for this whole site is to report how every natural and social phase from cosmos to genome to cities has reinvented itself in this way. Each and every stage has been found to exemplify the same pattern and process. In 2004 this verification had just begun to take hold, spread, clarify and articulate. But in this 2014, it is well along and in place so as to allow a further realization. If such a relative, invariant, recurrent universality exists, then it increasingly and strongly infers an independent mathematical source in effect. Here are some papers that convey both a common epitome with referral to an implicate program.

Anteneodo, Celia and M. G. E. da Luz. Complex Dynamics of Life at Different Scales: From Genomic to Global Environmental Issues. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 368/5561, 2010.

Blagus, Neli, et al. Self-Similar Scaling of Density in Complex Real-World Networks. Physica A. 391/8, 2011.

Caldarelli, Guido. Scale-Free Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

DeDeo, Simon and David Krakauer. Dynamics and Processing in Finite Self-Similar Networks. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. September 7, 2012.

Friedman, Eric and Adam Landsberg. Hierarchical Networks, Power Laws, and Neuronal Avalanches. Chaos. 23/1, 2013. University of California,

Laurienti, Paul, et al. Universal Fractal Scaling of Self-Organized Networks. Physica A. 390/20, 2011.

Proekt, Alex, et al. Scale Invariance in the Dynamics of Spontaneous Behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109/10564, 2012.

Scheffer, Marten. Critical Transitions in Nature and Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Tao, Terence. E pluribus unum: From Complexity, Universality. Daedalus. 141/3, 2012.

B. The Nested Gestation of Life

1. Geosphere and Atmosphere

Surely to repeat myself, these field studies of land and air are now well interpreted by way of intricate self-organizing dynamics and forms. Riverine courses and deltas, soil formations, westerly winds, rainfall, and so on each exhibit similar fractal shapes and scales. Surely the same cause is at work in every instance.

Bickford, Marion, ed. The Web of Geological Sciences. Geological Society of America: Boulder, CO, 2013.

Crawford, John, et al. Microbial Diversity Affects Self-Organization of the Soil–Microbe System with Consequences for Function. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Online December, 2011.

Donges, Jonathan, et al. The Backbone of the Climate Network. EPL Europhysics Letters. 87/48007, 2009.

Goehring, Lucas. Pattern Formation in the Geosciences. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 371/20120352, 2013.

Ibanez, Juan, et al. The Fractal Mind of Pedologists. Ecological Complexity. 6/3, 2009.

Kleidon, Axel, et al. Thermodynamics, Maximum Power, and the Dynamics of Preferential River Flow Structures at the Continental Scale. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 17/225, 2013.

Nkono, Collin, et al. Fractal Analysis of Lineaments in Equatorial Africa: Insights on Lithospheric Structure. Open Journal of Geology. 3/157, 2013.

Rodriquez-Iturbe, Ignacio, et al. Metabolic Principles of River Basin Organization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108/11751, 2011.

Tsonis, Anastasios and James Elsner, eds. Nonlinear Dynamics in Geosciences. Berlin: Springer, 2007.

2. The Origin of Life

Benner, Steven, et al. Setting the Stage: The History, Chemistry, and Geobiology behind RNA. Atkins, John, et al, eds. RNA Worlds: From Life’s Origins to Diversity in Gene Regulation. Cold Spring Harbor: CSH Laboratory Press, 2011.

Bich, Leonardo and Luisa Damiano. Life, Autonomy and Cognition: An Organizational Approach to the Definition of the Universal Properties of Life. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. Online October, 2012.

Cornish-Bowden, Athol and Maria Luz Cardenas. Self-Organization at the Origin of Life. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 252/411, 2008.

Coveney, Peter, et al. Theory, Modelling and Simulation in Origin of Life Studies. Chemical Society Reviews. 41/5430, 2012.

Deamer, David. First Life: Discovering the Connections between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.

Deamer, David and Jack Szostak, eds. The Origins of Life. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2010.

Egel, Richard, et al, eds. Origins of Life: The Primal Self-Organization. Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.

Fry, Iris. The Role of Natural Selection in the Origin of Life. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. 41/1, 2011.

Hazen, Robert. Geochemical Origins of Life. Knoll, Andrew, et al, eds. Fundamentals of Geobiology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Norris, Vic, et al. How did Metabolism and Genetic Replication Get Married. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. 45/2, 2013.

Pascal, Robert, et al. Towards an Evolutionary Theory of the Origin of Life Based on Kinetics and Thermodynamics. Open Biology. Online November, 2013.

Ruiz-Mirazo, Kepa, et al. Prebiotic Systems Chemistry: New Perspectives for the Origins of Life. Chemical Reviews. 114/1, 2014.

Walker, Sara Imari and Paul Davies. The Algorithmic Origins of Life. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. Online December, 2012.

3. Microbial Colonies
Bassler, Bonnie. Cell to Cell Communication. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 154/3, 2010.

Ben-Jacob, Eshel. Learning from Bacteria about Natural Information Processing. Annals of the New York Academy of Science Vol. 1178, 2009.

Chen, Xiao, et al. Scale-Invariant Correlations in Dynamic Bacterial Clusters. Physical Review Letters. 108/148101, 2012.

Copeland, Matthew and Douglas Weibel. Bacterial Swarming: A Model System for Studying Dynamic Self-Assembly. Soft Matter. 5/1174, 2009.

Hussa, Elizabeth and Heidi Goodrich-Blair. It Takes a Village: Ecological and Fitness Impacts of Multipartite Mutualism. Annual Review of Microbiology. 67/161, 2013.

Marijuan, Pedro, et al. On Prokaryotic Intelligence. BioSystems. 99/2, 2010.

McFall-Nagl, Margaret, et al. Animals in a Bacterial World, a New Imperative for the Life Sciences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110/3229, 2013.

Sapp, Jan. The New Foundations of Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

4. The Symbiotic Cell
Although a consensus grew prior to 2004 in favor of Lynn Margulis’ theory that eukaryotic cells came to be by mutual gatherings of prokaryotic bacteria, much further confirmation, and expansive notice has occurred since. With Lynn’s passing in 2011, a generic presence of symbiotic assembly across natural kingdoms has been championed by leading biologists such as Scott Gilbert, Jan Sapp, and Alfred Tauber.

Chaston, John and Angela Douglas. Making the Most of “Omics” for Symbiosis Research. Biological Bulletin. 223/1, 2012.

Dehmelt, Leif and Philippe Bastiaens. Self-Organization in Cells. Meyer-Ortmanns, Hildegard and Stefan Thurner, eds. Principles of Evolution: From the Planck Epoch to Complex Multicellular Life. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Gilbert, Scott, et al. A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals. Quarterly Review of Biology. 87/4, 2012.

Gontier, Nathalie. Universal Symbiogenesis: An Alternative to Universal Selectionist Accounts of Evolution. Symbiosis. 44/1-3, 2007.

Helikar, Tomas, et al. The Cell Collective: Toward an Open and Collaborative Approach to Systems Biology. BMC Systems Biology. 6/96, 2012.

Latorre, Amparo, et al. The Role of Symbiosis in Eukaryotic Evolution. Gargaud, Muriel, et al, eds. Origins and Evolution of Life: An Astrobiological Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Misteli, Tom. The Inner Life of the Genome. Scientific American. February, 2011.

Margulis, Lynn, et al. Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.

Pereira, Luisa, et al. A Symbiogenic Way in the Origin of Life. Seckbach, Joseph, ed. Genesis - In the Beginning. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012.

5. Multicellular Organisms
As life continues to evolve, develop, and emerge, the nested recurrence of autonomous individual entities within supportive whole organisms ascends as cells become diverse, divide labor, come together in symbiotic assemblies to form rudimentary entities and carry on the creaturely procession to ourselves.

Celiker, Hasan and Jeff Gore. Cellular Cooperation: Insights from Microbes. Trends in Cell Biology. 23/1, 2012.

Fisher, Roberta, et al. Group Formation, Relatedness, and the Evolution of Multicellularity. Current Biology. Online June, 2013.

Grosberg, Richard and Richard Strathmann. The Evolution of Multicellularity: A Minor Major Transition? Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 38/621, 2007.

Hammerschmidt, Katrin, et al. Life Cycles, Fitness Decoupling and the Evolution of Multicellularity. Nature. 515/75, 2014.

Ispolatov, Iaroslav, et al. Division of Labour and the Evolution of Multicellularity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279/1768, 2012.

Knoll, Andrew. The Multiple Origins of Complex Multicellularity. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 39/217, 2011.

Libby, Eric and Paul Rainey. A Conceptual Framework for the Evolutionary Origins of Multicellularity. Physical Biology. 10/3, 2013

Parfrey, Laura Wegener and Daniel Lahr. Multicellularity Arose Several Times in the Evolution of Eukaryotes. BioEssays. 35/4, 2013.

Simpson, Carl. The Evolutionary History of Division of Labour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279/116, 2012.

6. Cooperative Societies
As we are seeing for so many sections, this turn since circa 2000 involves the equal admission of interconnections between all the parts previously found. In this certain, auspicious domain of the evolutionary dynamics of animal populations, it is the case that brute competition is not the rule at all. Rather as creaturely kinds tend to form extended groupings, reciprocal caring and sharing is preferred to ensure survival and futurity.

Bourke, Andrew F. G. Principles of Social Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Bowles, Samuel and Herbert Gintis. A Cooperative Species. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.

Croft, Darren, et al. Exploring Animal Social Networks. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

De Waal, Frans. The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society. New York: Harmony Books, 2009.

Flack, Jessica. Multiple Time-Scales and the Developmental Dynamics of Social Systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 367/1802, 2012.

Gavrilets, Sergey. On the Evolutionary Origins of the Egalitarian Syndrome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109/14069, 2012.

Grund, Thomas, et al. How Natural Selection Can Create Both Self- and Other-Regarding Preferences, and Networked Minds. Nature Scientific Reports. 3/1480, 2013.

Hemelrijk, Charlotte, ed. Self-Organization and Evolution of Social Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Kurvers, Ralf, et al. The Evolutionary and Ecological Consequences of Animal Social Networks. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Online April 2014.

Levin, Simon, ed. Games, Groups, and the Global Good. Berlin: Springer, 2009.

Nowak, Martin and Roger Highfield. Supercooperators: The Mathematics of Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour. Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2011.

Queller, David and Joan Strassmann. Beyond Society: The Evolution of Organismality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 364/3143, 2009.

Rasskin-Gutman, Diego and Borja Esteve-Altava. Connecting the Dots: Anatomical Network Analysis in Morphological EvoDevo. Biological Theory. Online April 2014.

Sterelny, Kim, et al, eds. Cooperation and Its Evolution. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013.

Sumpter, David. Collective Animal Behavior. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Weiss, Kenneth and Anne Buchanan. The Cooperative Genome: Organisms as Social Contracts. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 53/5-6, 2009.

7. Dynamic Ecosystems
Indeed, this field had a dedicated “systems” approach long before any other, because of the intricate spatial and temporal, flora and fauna, land, sea and air realms it studies. With this start, complexity phenomena could readily explain such fractal scales of environmental dynamics and viability. Good examples are the recognition of dynamic self-similar structures from tundras to coral reefs and nested networks such as aquatic food webs and prairie ecologies. By these lineaments, the health and conservation of a regional ecology can be fostered.


Collier, John and Graeme Cumming. A Dynamical Approach to Ecosystem Identity. Brown, Bryson, et al, eds. Philosophy of Ecology. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012.

Green, David, et al. Complexity in Landscape Ecology. Berlin: Springer, 2006.

Hammond, Sean and Karl Niklas. Modeling Forest Self-assembly Dynamics Using Allometric and Physical First Principles. Science. 61/663, 2011.

Jorgensen, Sven, editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of Ecology. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008.

Levin, Simon, ed. The Princeton Guide to Ecology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Pascual, Mercedes and Jennifer Dunne, eds. Ecological Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Ritchie, Mark. Scale, Heterogeneity, and the Structure and Diversity of Ecological Communities. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Seuront, Laurent. Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science. Boca Rotan: CRC Press, 2009.

Sole, Ricard and Jordi Bascompte. Self-Organization in Complex Ecosystems. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.

Wimberley, Edward. Nested Ecology: The Place of Humans in the Ecological Hierarchy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

8. Appearance of Homo Sapiens
From our late vantage, it is well to remind that this retrospect is now being achieved by the whole globe collaborative, composite studies of humankind altogether. Its progress can be noted, for example, in the 2014 Settling the Earth by Clive Gamble, who with many colleagues can trace hominid lineages back some 10 million years. As not possible much earlier, the record now includes cerebral, linguistic, cultural, and artifactual aspects. Might it then serve us then to realize an Anthropo Sapiens, in a guise of a planetary person or progeny, has come to envelope and embrace this precious biosphere.

Avise, John and Francisco Ayala. In the Light of Evolution IV: The Human Condition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107/Supplement 2, 2010.

Chapais, Bernard. Primeval Kinship. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Gamble, Clive. Settling the Earth: The Archaeology of Deep Human History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Gowlett, John, et al. Human Evolution and the Archaeology of the Social Brain. Current Anthropology. 53/6, 2012.

Henn, Brenna, et al. The Great Human Expansion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109/17758, 2012.

Henshilwood, Christopher and Francesco d’Errico, eds. Homo Symbolicus: The Dawn of Language, Imagination and Spirituality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.

Kappeler, Peter and Joan Silk, eds. Mind the Gap: Tracing the Origins of Human Universals. Berlin: Springer, 2010.

Mitani, John, et al, eds. The Evolution of Primate Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Reynolds, Sally and Andrew Gallagher, eds. African Genesis: Perspectives on Hominin Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

9. A Living Planet
In a distinctive way, the two schools or options of science and the humanities of mechanical reduction or organic integrity are manifest in vital understandings of the nature and fate of this biosphere and personsphere. The 2013 volume The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet by philosopher Michael Ruse provides an inclusive balanced summary. After decades of study and contention, over a round, finite world surely living phenomena across continents, oceans, and climate does maintain a range of conditions suitable for its survival. Just how this happens, and to what degree remains under study. But this working view of a systems planet, an ecosphere, has come to be of great service and is commonly pursued.

Crist, Eileen and H. Bruce Rinker, eds. Gaia in Turmoil: Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.

Dobretsov, Nikolay, et al, eds. Biosphere Origin and Evolution. New York: Springer, 2008.

Kleidon, Axel. How Does the Earth System Generate and Maintain Thermodynamic Disequilibrium and What does it Imply for the Future of the Planet? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 370/1012, 2012.

Knoll, Andrew, et al, eds. Fundamentals of Geobiology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Langmuir, Charles and Wally Broecker. How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Lenton, Tim and Andrew Watson. Revolutions that Made the Earth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Ord, Alison, et al, eds. Patterns in our Planet: Defining New Concepts for the Applications of Multi-scale Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics to Earth-system Science. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 368/3, 2010.

Ruse, Michael. The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Steffen, Will, et al. The Anthropocene: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 369/842, 2011.

C. The Rise of Sense and Sentience
The nested, recurrent stages of skeletal, anatomic complexity from life's origin to we peoples just surveyed can then be seen by our worldwide compass to facilitate a progressive encephalization, the embryonic body gains a bilateral brain. Metazoan creatures across invertebrate, aquatic, amphibian, reptilian, avian and mammalian scales are now known to evolve a mosaic, modular cerebral capacity, enhanced communicative cognition, proactive behavior, relative consciousness and in this human phase a communal, reflective corpus of remembered knowledge. OK

1. The Evolution of Brain Anatomy and Cognizance
“It’s the Brain, Not Stupid” is the title of a slide in my “Cosmic Genesis in the 21st Century” presentation on the home page. Life’s long evolution involves much more than bodily fossil bones, for its central orientation is a concerted and mosaic radiation of cerebral architecture and intelligence. A basic neural form and function, a “brain Bauplan,” is now in place from the first creatures. OK

Balanoff, Amy, et al. Evolutionary Origins of the Avian Brain. Nature. 501/93, 2013.

Cela-Conde, Camilo, et al. In the Light of Evolution VII: The Human Mental Machinery. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110/Supple. 2, 2013.

Collins, Christopher. Paleopoetics: The Evolution of the Preliterate Imagination. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.

Estep, Myrna. Self-Organizing Natural Intelligence. Berlin: Springer, 2006.

Holland, Linda, et al. Evolution of Bilaterian Central Nervous Systems: A Single Origin EvoDevo. 4/Art. 27, 2013.

Kaas, Jon, editor-in-chief. Evolutionary Neuroscience. Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2009.

Kaiser, Marcus and Sreedevi Varier. Evolution and Development of Brain Networks: From Caenorhabditis elegans to Homo sapiens. Network: Computation in Neural Systems. 22/1-4, 2011.

Richardson, Ken. The Evolution of Intelligent Systems: How Molecules Became Minds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Strausfeld, Nicholas. Arthropod Brains: Evolution, Functional Elegance, and Historical Significance. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Striedter, Georg. Principles of Brain Evolution. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer, 2005.

Striedter, George, et al. NSF Workshop Report: Discovering General Principles of Nervous System Organization by Comparing Brain Maps across Species. Journal of Comparative Neuroscience. 522/1453, 2014.

Vincent, Jean-Didier and Pierre-Marie Lledo. The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Yopak, Kara, et al. A Conserved Pattern of Brain Scaling from Sharks to Primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107/12946, 2010.

2. Animal Intelligence and Awareness
From Rene Descartes until the 21st century, non-human creatures were little more than instinctive automatons. At last today, by studies from primates to the Metazaon kingdoms and onto insects and invertebrates, a remarkable, human-like acuity has been found. The conclusion is an evolutionary continuity of personality and behavior in kind through life’s iconic creatures.

Baars, Bernard. Subjective Experience is Probably not Limited to Humans: The Evidence from Neurobiology and Behavior. Consciousness and Cognition. 14/1, 2005.

Carere, Claudio and Dario Maestripieri, eds. Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Consciousness in Human and Non-Human Animals. www.fcmconference.org.

Danchin, Etienne, et al. Do Invertebrates have Culture? Communicative & Integrative Biology. 3/4, 2010.

Laland, Kevin and Bennett Galef, eds. The Question of Animal Culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009.

Panksepp, Jaak. The Basic Emotional Circuits of Mammalian Brains: Do Animals Have Affective Lives?. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 35/9, 2011.

Shettleworth, Sara. Cognition, Evolution and Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Thornton, Alex, et al. Animal Minds: From Computation to Evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 367/2670, 2012.

Waldau, Paul and Kimberly Patton, eds. A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Wheeler, Wendy and Linda Williams. The Animals Turn. New Formations. No. 76, 2012.

3. An Emergent Bicameral Brain
Along with A Complementary Brain and Thought Process, in the past years it has been confirmed that asymmetrical hemispheres with the same propensities distinguish both human beings, and can be traced through deep evolution. Until 2000 it was in abeyance whether animals had minds of their own, let alone the same lateriality. Since then research studies across the kingdoms from primates, mammals, onto birds, amphibians, fish, and even invertebrates, have found a similar, manifest continuity from earliest origins. OK

Corballis, Michael. The Evolution and Genetics of Cerebral Asymmetry. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 364/867, 2009.

Frasnelli, Elisa, et al. Left-Right Asymmetries of Behaviour and Nervous System in Invertebrates. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 36/4, 2013.

Gunturkun, Onur. Brain Asymmetry in Vertebrates. Lazareva, Olga, et al, eds. How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and the Evolution of Vision. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Hopkins, William D. and Claudio Cantalupo. Theoretical Speculations on the Evolutionary Origins of Hemispheric Specialization. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 17/3, 2010.

MacNeilage, Peter, et al. Origins of the Left & Right Brain. Scientific American. July, 2009.

Rogers, Lesley, et al. Divided Brains: The Biology and Behaviour of Brain Asymmetries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

D. Emergent Genetic Information: DNA/AND
Since the 2001 sequencing of the human genome, a total revolution has occurred in this premier field which has not reached public notice because it is due to a global collaboration. Circa 2014, an expansive conception of genetic phenomena is much underway as its dimensions ever expand from epigenetics to environments. In regard, a “systems” shift from discrete DNA biomolecules, point gene to trait or deficit, onto whole genomes suffused by AND regulatory networks. As everywhere else the reciprocity of an agent entity and a relational dynamic, as they convey informational content, is in place.

Arneodo, Alain, et al. Multi-scale Coding of Genomic Information: From DNA Sequence to Genome Structure and Function. Physics Reports. 498/2-3, 2010.

Chia, Nicholas and Nigel Goldenfeld. Statistical Mechanics of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Evolutionary Ecology. Journal of Statistical Physics. 142/1287, 2011.

Costanzo, Michael, et al. The Genetic Landscape of a Cell. Science. 327/425, 2010.

Danchin, Étienne and Wagner, R. H. Inclusive Heritability: Combining Genetic and Nongenetic Information to Study Animal Behavior and Culture. Oikos. 119/2, 2010.

Griffiths, Paul and Karola Stotz. Genetics and Philosophy: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Heng, Henry. The Genome-Centric Concept: Resynthesis of Evolutionary Theory. BioEssays. 31/5, 2009.

Jablonka, Eva and Marion Lamb. The Evolution of Information in the Major Transitions. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 239/236, 2006.

Noble, Denis. Genes and Causation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 366/3001, 2008.

Pah, Adam, et al. Use of a Global Metabolic Network to Curate Organismal Metabolic Network. Nature Scientific Reports. 3/1695, 2013.

Shapiro, James A. Mobile DNA and Evolution in the 21st Century. Mobile DNA. 1/4, 2010.

Sweatt, David. The Emerging Field of Neuroepigenetics. Neuron. 80/3, 2013.

Van Speybroeck, Linda, et al. Epi-Geneticization: Where Biological and Philosophical Thinking Meet. Fagot-Largeault, Anne, et al, eds. The Influence of Genetics on Contemporary Thinking. Berlin: Springer, 2007.

Witzany, Gunther, ed. Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. Vol. 1178, 2009.

E. An Enhanced Individuality
As the major evolutionary transitions model became well accepted, each sequential stage from before microbes to beyond mammals was seen to achieve an individual identity of its integral own. This regnant procession, via our collaborative planetary phase, can now appear as an embryonic emergence of personal autonomy in mutual community.

Agren, Arvid. Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality: Insights from Transposable Elements. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 29/2, 2014.

Bouchard, Frederic and Philippe Huneman, eds. From Groups to Individuals: Evolution and Emerging Individuality. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013.

Fisher, Roberta, et al. Group Formation, Relatedness, and the Evolution of Multicellularity. Current Biology. Online June, 2013.

Fitch, Tecumseh. Nano-intentionality: a Defense of Intrinsic Intentionality. Biology and Philosophy. 23/2, 2008.

Hoffmeyer, Jesper. Semiotics of Nature. Cobley, Paul, ed. The Routledge Companion to Semiotics. London: Routledge, 2010.

Michod, Richard. Evolution of Individuality During the Transition from Unicellular to Multicellular Life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104/Supplement 1, 2007.

Rosslenbroich, Bernd. On the Origin of Autonomy: A New Look at the Major Transitions in Evolution. Heidelberg: Springer, 2014.

Sloan Wilson, David and Daniel O’Brien. Evolutionary Theory and Cooperation in Everyday Life. Levin, Simon, ed. Games, Groups, and the Global Good. Berlin: Springer, 2009.

F. New Parallels of Phylogeny and Ontogeny
To pause and review at this interim point, by 2014 many subject areas, after long periods of study and contest, seemed to have reached a novel resolve and confirmation. Such is the case as to affinities between the ontogenesis of a certain organism, a human individual, and the phylogenetic course of life’s developmental evolution. As these choices state, and the section backs up, across several aspects, as there must be, a grand recapitulation does indeed occur. The strongest affirmations have been voiced for language learning and knowledge education, as children and hominids necessarily proceed by the same sequence. As the biological sciences become more sophisticated in instrumentation and research, so embryogeny and evolution, physiology and phylogenesis, also draw closer. As tradition long intuited, in our global age, universe and human are iconic reflections in ways and by veracities never expected.

Abzhanov, Arhat. Von Baer’s Law for the Ages: Lost and Found Principles of Developmental Evolution. Trends in Genetics. 29/12, 2013.

Arhem, Peter and Hans Liljenstrom, eds. Consciousness Transitions: Phylogenetic, Ontogenetic and Physiological Aspects. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007.

Changeux, Jean-Pierre. Reflections on the Origins of the Human Brain. Lagercratnz, Hugo, et al, eds. The Newborn Brain: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Clune, Jeff, et al. Ontogeny Tends to Recapitulate Phylogeny in Digital Organisms. American Naturalist. 180/3, 2012.

Greenspan, Stanley and Stuart Shanker. The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved From Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2004.

Konner, Melvin. The Evolution of Childhood. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010.

Mashour, George and Michael Alkire. Evolution of Consciousness: Phylogeny, Ontogeny, and Emergence from General Anesthesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110/Supple. 2, 2013.

Nelson, Katherine. The Human Nature of the Economic Mind. Biological Theory. Online July, 2012.

Raff, Rudolf and Elizabeth Raff. Evolution in the Light of Embryos: Seeking the Origins of Novelties in Ontogeny. Laubichler, Manfred and Jane Maienschein, eds. Form and Function in Developmental Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Tomasello, Michael, et al. Two Key Steps in the Evolution of Human Cooperation: The Interdependence Hypothesis. Current Anthropology. 53/6, 2012.

G. Integral Persons
1. Systems Physiology and Psychology: Somatic and Behavioral Development

As noted in Part I, the fledgling complex systems reinterpretation has likewise touched every area of our individual and public lives. Another iconic area is a reconception of every aspect of ones personal somatic and cognitive course from birth. From infant learnings by way of integral dynamics to the decay of such fractal poise in senescence, the universal complementary code effectively informs and guides every our every day and night. OK

Bashan, Amir, et al. Network Physiology Reveals Relations between Network Topology and Physiological Function. Nature Communications. 3/702, 2011.

Boyer, Denis, et al. Non-Random Walks in Monkeys and Humans. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9/842, 2011.

Ellis, Bruce and David Bjorklund, eds. Origins of the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Child Development. New York: Guilford Press, 2005.

Fogel, Alan, et al, eds. Human Development in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Hollenstein, Tom. Twenty Years of Dynamic Systems Approaches to Development: Significant Contributions, Challenges, and Future Directions. Child Development Perspectives. 5/4, 2011

Legerstee, Maria, et al. The Infant Mind: Origins of the Social Brain. New York: Guilford Press, 2012.

Lerner, Richard and Janette Benson, eds. Embodiment and Epigenesis: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Understanding the Role of Biology within the Relational Development System. Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Book 44, 2013.

Nelson, Katherine. Young Minds in Social Worlds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Parlade, Meaghan and Jana Iverson. The Interplay between Language, Gesture, and Affect During Communicative Transition: A Dynamic Systems Approach. Developmental Psychology. 47/3, 2011.

Pittman-Polletta, Benjamin, et al. The Role of the Circadian System in Fractal Neurophysicological Control. Biological Reviews. 88/4, 2013.

Seely, Andrew, et al. Fractal Structure and Entropy Production within the Central Nervous System. Entropy. 16/8, 2014.

Van Geert, Paul. Nonlinear Complex Dynamical Systems in Developmental Psychology. Guastello, Stephen, et al, eds. Chaos and Complexity in Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

2. Systems Neuroscience: Cerebral Form and Dynamic Function
Certain vital realms of nature, evolution, and humanity have become especial subjects of intense research, and become exemplary portals upon a greater genesis. Microbial colonies and dynamic genomes are good examples. Another prime focus of the complex systems revolution is its total application to understand our own neural endowment and capacious intelligence. A human brain, both in development and cogitation, is found to epitomize a self-organizing, critically poised, modular and whole network system. A notable agreement has settled on a “metastable” state whence ever shifting semi-autonomous neurons and nets are situated within whole brain domains. The same me + We reciprocity is best for brains also. A “global workspace theory,” akin to “working memory,” has also gained acceptance to explain how we consciously think, remember and respond.

Baronchelli, Andrea, et al. Networks in Cognitive Science. Trends in Cognitive Science. 17/7, 2013.

Bassett, Danielle and Michael Gazzaniga. Understanding Complexity in the Human Brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 15/5, 2011.

Buzsaki, Gyorgy, et al. Scaling Brain Size, Keeping Timing: Evolutionary Preservation of Brain Rhythms. Neuron. 80/3, 2013.

Charvet, Christine, et al. Variation in Human Brains may Facilitate Evolutionary Change Toward a Limited Range of Phenotypes. Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 81/2, 2013.

Friston, Karl. The History of the Future of the Bayesian Brain. NeuroImage. 62/1230, 2012.

Grossberg, Stephen. Adaptive Resonance Theory: How a Brain Learns to Consciously Attend, Learn, and Recognize a Changing World. Neural Networks. 37/1, 2013.

Kello, Christopher. Critical Branching Neural Networks. Psychological Review. Online February, 2013.

Kelso, Scott, et al. Outline of a General Theory of Behavior and Brain Coordination. Neural Networks. 37/1, 2013.

McClelland, James, et al. Letting Structure Emerge: Connectionist and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 14/8, 2010.

Seung, Sebastian. Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes us Who We Are. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Sporns, Olaf. Brain Networks and Embodiment. Mesquita, Batja, et al, eds. The Mind in Context. New York: Guilford Press, 2010.

3. A Complementary Brain and Thought Process
Earlier on, the Emergent Bicameral Brain section noted an occurrence of a bilateral and behavioral asymmetry throughout the long course of developmental evolution. For this human emphasis, the past years have seen a general consensus arise about the actual propensities of the right and left hemispheres. With their holistic connectivity or analytic separatist modes, akin to gender complements, and to a universal agent or relator aspect, we peoples do really have a microcosm in our cerebral selves. A concurrent Dual Process model also came forth with similar cognitive constrasts. OK

Bilalic, Merim, et al. It Takes Two-Skilled Recognition of Objects Engages Lateral Areas in Both Hemispheres. PLoS One. 6/1, 2011.

Darlington, Cynthia. The Female Brain. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009.

Doron, Karl, et al. Dynamic Network Structure of Interhemispheric Coordination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109/18661, 2012.

Evans, Jonathan. Thinking Twice: Two Minds in One Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Han, Shihui and Ernst Poppel, eds. Culture and Neural Frames of Cognition and Communication. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Hugdahl, Kenneth and Rene Westerhausen, eds. The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.

Iturria-Medina, Yasser, et al. Brain Hemispheric Structural Efficiency and Interconnectivity Rightward Asymmetry in Human and Nonhuman Primates. Cerebral Cortex. 21/1, 2011.

McGilchrist, Iain. The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Panksepp, Jaak and Lucy Biven. The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions. New York: Norton, 2012.

Schore, Allan. The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy. New York: Norton, 2012.

4. The Advent of Conscious Knowledge

Bor, Daniel. The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning. New York: Basic Books, 2012.

Chalmers, David. The Character of Consciousness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Dehaene, Stanislas. Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts. New York: Viking, 2014.

Changeux, Jean-Pierre. Reflections on the Origins of the Human Brain. Lagercratnz, Hugo, et al, eds. The Newborn Brain: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Feinberg, Todd and Jon Mallatt. The Evolutionary and Genetic Origins of Consciousness in the Cambrian Period Over 500 Million Years Ago. Frontiers in Psychology. 4/667, 2013.

Lagercrantz, Hugo and Jean-Pierre Changeux. On the Emergence of Consciousness. Lagercratnz, Hugo, et al, eds. The Newborn Brain: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

O’Doherty, Fiona. A Contribution to Understanding Consciousness: Qualia as Phenotype. Biosemiotics. 6/2, 2013.

Tononi, Giulio. Consciousness as Integrated Information. Biological Bulletin. 215/3, 2008.

Tononi, Giulio and Christof Koch. Consciousness: Here, There but Not Everywhere. arXiv:1405.7089

Zelazo, Philip, et al, eds. The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

5. Sophia Sapiens: Gender Complements
Barnes, Craig. In Search of the Lost Feminine. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2006.

Eagly, Alice. The His and Hers of Prosocial Behavior. American Psychologist. November, 2009.

Feminist, Alternatives. My Dream is to be Bold: Our Work to End Patriarchy. Cape Town, RSA: Pambazuka Press, 2011.

Goettner-Abendroth, Heide, ed. Societies of Peace: Matriarchies Past, Present and Future. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2009.

Gonzalez, Michelle. Created in God’s Image. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007.

Orrell, David. Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Robb, Christina. This Changes Everything: The Relation Revolution in Psychology. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

Rogers, Lesley, et al. Divided Brains: The Biology and Behaviour of Brain Asymmetries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Wang, Robin. Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

6. A Symbiotic Self

Bolhuis, Johan, et al. Darwin in Mind: New Opportunities for Evolutionary Psychology. PLoS Biology. 9/7, 2011.

Christoff, Kalina, et al. Specifying the Self for Cognitive Neuroscience. Trends in Cognitive Science. 15/3, 2011.

Cosmides, Leda and John Tooby. Evolutionary Psychology: New Perspectives on Cognition and Motivation. Annual Review of Psychology. 64/201, 2013.

Feinberg, Todd. From Axons to Identity: Neurological Explorations of the Nature of the Self. New York: Norton, 2009.

Gergen, Kenneth. Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Gilbert, Scott, et al. A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals. Quarterly Review of Biology. 87/4, 2012

Harter, Susan. The Construction of the Self. New York: Guilford Press, 2012.

Prinz, Wolfgang. Self in the Mirror. Consciousness and Cognition. 22/3, 2013.

Thagard, Paul. The Self as a System of Multilevel Interacting Mechanisms. Philosophical Psychology. 27/2, 2014.

7. An Archetypal Psychology
These sources bespeak of our arduous quest for personal, and communal, growth and liberation to ones own self in service to others as they to us. In tune with our theme, in recent years this mythic, mystical journey is new interpreted by way of a dynamic self-organizing scale and trajectory.

Brooke, Roger. Ubuntu and the Individuation Process: Toward a Multicultural Analytical Psychology. Psychological Perspectives. 51/1, 2008.

Cambray, Joseph. Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2009.

Drob, Sanford. Kabbalistic Visions: C. G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism. New Orleans: Spring Journal Books, 2010.

Hogenson, George. The Self, the Symbolic and Synchronicity. Journal of Analytical Psychology. 50/3, 2005.

Nicolaus, Georg. C. G. Jung and Nikolai Berdyaev: Individuation and the Person. London: Routledge, 2011.

Rowland, Susan. The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung. London: Routledge, 2012.

H. The Phenomenon of Humankind

1. A Cultural Code: Systems Linguistics


Atkinson, Quentin. The Descent of Words. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110/4159, 2013.

Balari, Sergio and Guillermo Lorenzo. Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Beckner, Clay, et al. Language as a Complex Adaptive System. Language Learning. 59/Supp. 1, 2009.

Binder, Phillippe and Kenny Smith, eds. The Language Phenomenon: Human Communication from Milliseconds to Millennia. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Bolhuis, Johan, et al. Birdsong, Speech, and Language: Exploring the Evolution of Mind and Brain. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013.

Di Sciullo, Anna Maria and Cedric Boeckx, eds. The Biolinguistic Enterprise: New Perspectives on the Evolution and Nature of the Human Language Faculty. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Hoffmeyer, Jesper. Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Hurford, James. The Origins of Grammar: Language in the Light of Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Larsen-Freeman, Diane and Lynne Cameron. Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Loreto, Vittorio, et al. Statistical Physics of Language Dynamics. Journal of Statistical Mechanics. 4/P04006, 2011.

Newman, Stuart and Ramray Bhat. Dynamical Patterning Modules: A "Pattern Language" for Development and Evolution of Multicellular Form. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 53/5-6, 2009.

Shabi, Uri, et al. Processing DNA Molecules as Text. Systems and Synthetic Biology. 4/3, 2011.

Szathmary, Eors. Evolution of Language as One of the Major Evolutionary Transitions. Nolfi, Stefano and Marco Mirolli, eds. Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents. Berlin: Springer, 2010.

2. Complex Human Societies
Over the past decade, as in Cultural Code before, Planetary Physiosphere next, and everywhere from universe to us, a common, wholly recurrent form and course is now evident. A wide range of social activities such as migrations, elections, markets, media webs, even warfare, are found to proceed as self-organizing complex adaptive systems.

Callegari, Simone, et al. An Agent-Based Model of Human Dispersals at a Global Scale. Advances in Complex Systems. Online July, 2013.

Chatterjee, Arnab, et al. Universality in Voting Behavior. Nature Scientific Reports. 3/1049, 2013.

Conradt, Larissa and Christian List. Group Decisions in Humans and Animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 364/719, 2009.

Gallotti, Mattia and Chris Frith. Social Cognition in the We-Mode. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 17/4, 2013.

Goldstone, Robert, et al. Emergent Processes in Group Behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 17/1, 2008.

Hamilton, Marcus, et al. The Complex Structure of Hunter-Gather Social Networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 274/2195, 2007.

Kesebir, Selin. The Superorganism Account of Human Sociality. Personality and Social Psychology Review. 16/3, 2012.

Mesoudi, Alex. Cultural Evolution: How Darwinian Theory can Explain Human Culture and Synthesize the Social Sciences. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Nowak, Andrzej, et al, eds. Complex Human Dynamics: From Minds to Societies. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Rainie, Lee and Barry Wellman. Networked: The New Social Operating System. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012.

Sutcliffe, Alistair, et al. Relationships and the Social Brain: Integrating Psychological and Evolutionary Perspectives. British Journal of Psychology. 103/2, 2012.

Vallacher, Robin, et al. Dynamical Foundations of Intractable Conflict. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. 16/2, 2010.

3. A Planetary Physiosphere: Anatomics, Economics, Urbanomics

Baccini, Peter and Paul Brunner. Metabolism of the Anthroposphere. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012.

Batty, Michael. The New Science of Cities. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013.

Beinhocker, Eric. The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2006.

Bettencourt, Luis, et al. Urban Scaling and Its Deviations: Revealing the Structure of Wealth, Innovation and Crime across Cities. PLoS One. 5/11, 2010.

Ferrão, Paulo and John Fernández. Sustainable Urban Metabolism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013.

Gonzalez de Molina, Manuel and Victor Toledo. The Social Metabolism: A Social-Ecological Theory of Historical Change. Berlin: Springer, 2014.

Heppenstall, Alison, et al, eds. Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Marshall, Stephen. Cities, Design, and Evolution. London: Routledge, 2009.

Portugali, Juval, et al, eds. Complexity Theories of Cities Have Come of Age: An Overview with Implications to Urban Planning and Design. Berlin: Springer, 2012.

Rosser, J. Barkley. Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in Urban-Regional and Ecologic-Economic Systems. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Schinckus, Christophe. Introduction to Econophysics. Contemporary Physics. 54/1, 2013.

Zhang, Jiang and Tongkui Yu. Allometric Scaling of Countries. Physica A. 389/4887, 2010.

4. The Complementarity of Civilizations

Choi, Incheol, et al. Individual Differences in Analytic versus Holistic Thinking. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 33/5, 2007

Gregg, Gary. The Middle East: A Cultural Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Harter, Susan. The Construction of the Self. New York: Guilford Press, 2012.

Hwang, Kwang-kuo. Foundations of Chinese Psychology: Confucian Social Relations. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012.

Kebede, Messay. Africa’s Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004

Nisbett, Richard and Yuri Miyamoto. The Influence of Culture: Holistic Versus Analytic Perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 9/10, 2005.

Oyserman, Daphna. Culture as Situated Cognition: Cultural Mindsets, Cultural Fluency, and Meaning Making. European Review of Social Psychology. 22/1, 2011.

Pattberg, Thorsten. The East-West Dichotomy. Peking: Pattberg, 2009.

Sheng, Long and Chunguang Li. English and Chinese Languages as Weighted Complex Networks. Physica A. 388/2561, 2009.

5. Bicameral World Religions
As An Emergent Bicameral Brain, the previous Complementarity of Civilizations, this section, and the whole site documents, into the 21st century it is has been quite quantified that archetypal hemispheres grace a bilateral earth. In this section, Eastern and Western, along with South and North, realms can be seen to align with the religious persuasions, broadly conceived, of a communal or individual emphasis. A companion theological movement of the decade is an appreciation of a “pan-en-theist” vision whence divinity is seen to abide both as paternal creator transcendence and maternal procreative immanence.

Biernacki, Loriliai and Philip Clayton, eds. Panentheism Across the World's Traditions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Cousins, Ewert. Religions of the World: Teilhard and the Second Axial Coming. www.interreligiousinsight.org/October2006/Cousins10-06.pdf.

Han, Shihui and Georg Northoff. Culture-Sensitive Neural Substrates of Human Cognition: A Transcultural Neuroimaging Approach. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 9/8, 2008.

Lee, Hyo-Dong. Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude: A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013.

Patt-Shamir, Galia. To Broaden the Way: A Confucian-Jewish Dialogue. Latham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006.

Zhengkun, Gu. Confucian Family Values as Universal Values in the 21st Century. Berliner China-Hefte Chinese History and Society. Volume 41, 2012.

6. Religion and Science
For the record, a strident, vociferous atheism has lately reared up led mostly by senior scientists. In order to denigrate religions and deities, it is necessary that universe, teleology, and human must also go and proclaimed as a pointless accident. Both physical cosmology and life’s evolution are contingent, aimless mechanisms, bereft of plan or hope. Popular science writing seems obsessed with this animus. If it represents vested scientific model or paradigm, then no accord with conviction is ever possible. Yes, teach evolutionary theory in schools, but if it rules out any innate source or direction, young and old will oppose it. And this glaring contradiction is hardly noticed. Again, this website, by proposing that a prodigious humankinder is coming to her/his own knowledge, tries to introduce and document a revolutionary organic genesis uniVerse in our midst.

Conway Morris, Simon. Evolution and the Inevitability of Intelligent Life. Harrison, Peter, ed. Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Cunningham, Conor. Darwin's Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010.

Gilbert, Scott. Wonder and the Necessary Alliances of Science and Religion. Euresis Journal. Volume 4, 2013.

Haag, James, et al, eds. Routledge Companion to Religion and Science. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Howard, Damian. Being Human in Islam: The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Murphy, Nancey and Christopher Knight, eds. Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2010.

Pruett, Dave. Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit. New York: Praeger, 2012.

Sacks, Jonathan. The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning. New York: Schocken Books, 2012.

7. Systems History: Personal and Planetary Individuation
Bousquet, Antoine and Robert Geyer. Introduction: Complexity and the International Arena. Cambridge Review of International Affairs. 24/1, 2011..

Christian, David, et al. Big History: Between Nothing and Everything. New York: McGraw Hill Education, 2013.

Clemens, Walter. Complexity Science and World Affairs. Albany: SUNY Press, 2014.

Hornborg, Alf and Carole Crumley, eds. The World System and the Earth System. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2007.

Krakauer, David, et al. An Inquiry into History, Big History, and Metahistory. Cliodynamics: Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History. 2/1, 2011.

Nazaretyan, Akop. Evolution of Non-Violence: Studies in Big History, Self-Organization and Historical Psychology. Online: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.

Shryock, Andrew and Daniel Lord Smail, eds. Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.

West, Geoffrey. Can There be a Quantitative Theory for the History of Life and Science? Cliodynamics: Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History. 2/1, 2011.

VII. A Genesis Future: Earthkind at Home and in the Cosmos

A. The Old Earth: Its Critical Life Support Condition

Brauch, Hans Gunter, et al. Globalization and Environmental Challenges. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2.

Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking, 2005.

Ellis, Erle, et al. Used Planet: A Global History. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110/7978, 2013.

Flannery, Tim. Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011.

Hansen, James, et al. Perception of Climate Change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Online August, 2012.

Hetherington, Renee and Robert G. B. Reid. The Climate Connection: Climate Connection and Modern Human Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

McKibben, Bill. Eaarth: A Guide to Living on a Fundamentally Altered Planet. New York: Times Books, 2010.

Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim, et al, eds. Global Sustainability: A Nobel Cause. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Steffen, Will, et al. The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship. AMBIO. 40/739, 2011.

1. Global Climate as a Complex Dynamical System
The far extremes of cosmology and climateology, by nature of the intricacy of their domains, seem to be the last to make the systems shift. These entries attest to a growing engagement by statistical physics and complexity theories to gain elusive insights and predictions.

American Physical Society, Topical Group on the Physics of Climate. www.aps.org/units/gpc/index.cfm.

Dijkstra, Henk. Nonlinear Climate Dynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Donges, Jonathan, et al. Investigating the Topology of Interacting Networks: Theory and Application to Coupled Climate Subnetworks. European Physical Journal B. 84/4, 2011.

Lovejoy, Shaun and Daniel Schertzer. The Weather and Climate: Emergent Laws and Multifractal Cascades. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Molkenthin, Nora, et al. Network from Flows: From Dynamics to Topology. Nature Scientific Reports. 4/4119, 2014.

Scheffer, Marten, et al. Anticipating Critical Transitions. Science. 338/344, 2012.

Tsonis, Anastasios and K. L. Swanson. On the Origins of Decadal Climate Variability: A Network Perspective. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics. 19/5, 2012.

B. A New Earth Creation

1. Great Earth: Planetary Self-Selection

Over the past decade a most dramatic event is the revolutionary finding of a galaxy and cosmos filled with as many planets as stars. A fertile spacescape has just expansively opened for our precious bioworld. As this site reports, sapient human beings, by our individual and collective observations, seem to have a required role to play with regard to the nature and fate of the whole universe. As the new Universal Darwinism section alludes, in some way we find ourselves in a stochastic yet optimizing, self-making cosmos. Could it well be, that among the myriad vicarious exoplanets, Earthkinder can aspire to unique greatness, if we might so therefore choose?

Armstrong, Stuart and Anders Sandberg. Eternity in Six Hours: Intergalactic Spreading of Intelligent Life and Sharpening the Fermi Paradox. Acta Astronautica. 89/1, 2013.

Arnould, Jacques. Astrobiology, Sustainability and Ethical Perspectives. Sustainability. 1/4, 2009.

Baum, Seth. Is Humanity Doomed? Insights from Astrobiology. Sustainability. 2/2, 2010.

Cirkovic, Milan and Branislav Vukotic. Astrobiological Landscape: A Platform for the Neo-Copernican Synthesis? International Journal of Astrobiology. Online October, 2012.

Forget, Francois. On the Probability of Habitable Planets. International Journal of Astrobiology. Online May, 2013.


Naganuma, Takeshi. An Astrobiological View on Sustainable Life. Sustainability. 1/4, 2009.

Waltham, Dave and Lewis Dartnell. Is the Earth Special? Astronomy & Geophysics. August, 2012.

2. Mind Over Matter
Still another breakthrough from 2004 to now has been the advent of a collaborative human knowledge and ability to take up a second natural, biological and cognitive genesis. As these few citations glimpse, by virtue of worldwide technical imaginaries, it appears we are intentionally meant to initiate a new material and personal creation, on earth and into the heavens. While advocates are well aware of a need to consider ethical, respectful concerns, here is much palliative promise to heal and save body, soul and world.

Bedau, Mark, et al. Introduction to Recent Developments in Living Technology. Artificial Life. 19/3-4, 2013.

Ceder, Gerbrand and Kristin Persson. The Stuff of Dreams. Scientific American. December, 2013.

Church, George and Ed Regis. Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves. New York: Basic Books, 2012.

Cole-Turner, Ronald, ed. Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2011.

Doursat, Rene, et al. Morphogenetic Engineering: Toward Programmable Complex Systems. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Hoang, Tuan-Hao, et al. On Synergistic Interactions between Evolution, Development and Layered Learning. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. 15/3, 2011.

Nicolaou, K. C. Organic Synthesis: The Art and Science of Replicating the Molecules of Living Nature and Creating Others like Them in the Laboratory. Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Online January, 2014.

Swiegers, Gerhard, ed. Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.

3. Personal Enhancement
Into this 21st century human persons seem at last able to cast off and rise above and beyond the evolutionary and historic maladies that have beset body, brain and soul. An incipient allowance to foster one’s own creative well-being, a positive psychology, is about. A notable aspect is that fulfillment is said to come by being part of and service to a conducive community. This section also reports upon advances in life span extension.

Burger, Oskar, et al. Human Mortality Improvement in Evolutionary Context. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109/18210, 2012.

Danchin, Antoine. Natural Selection and Immortality. Biogerontology. 10/4, 2009.

Fahy, Gregory, et al, eds. The Future of Aging: Pathways to Human Life Extension. Berlin: Springer, 2010.

Fraifeld, Vadim. Healthy Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Biogerontology. 14/6, 2013.

Lopez, Shane and C. R. Snyder, eds. Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Savulescu, Julian, et al, eds. Enhancing Human Capacities. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Seligman, Martin. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being. New York: Atria Books, 2012.

Sell, Christian, et al, eds. Life-Span Extension: Single-Cell Organisms to Man. New York: Humana Press, 2009.

Sheldon, Kennon, et al, eds. Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Waterman, Alan, ed. The Best within Us: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Eudaimonia. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2013.

4. Sustainable Ecovillages

Dawson, Jonathan. Ecovillages: New Frontiers for Sustainability. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2006.

Downton, Paul. Ecopolis: Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009.

Harris, James. Fractal Architecture: Organic Design Philosophy in Theory and Practice. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012.

Jarvis, Helen. Saving Space, Sharing Time: Integrated Infrastructures of Daily Life in Cohousing. Environment and Planning A. 43/3, 2011.

Litfin, Karen. Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community. London: Polity Books, 2014.

McCamant, Kathryn and Charles Durrett. Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2011.

Oppenheim, Claire. Nelson Mandela and the Power of Ubuntu. Religions. 3/2, 2012.

Scott, Andrew and Eran Ben-Joseph. ReNew Town: Adaptive Urbanism and the Low Carbon Community. London: Routledge, 2011.

5. An Organic, Symbiotic Democracy

Carney, Dana, et al. The Secret Lives of Liberals and Conservatives. Political Psychology. 29/6, 2008.

Cornell, Drucilla and Grace Nyoko Muvanqua, eds. Ubuntu and the Law: African Ideals and Postapartheid Jurisprudence. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012.

Guttenberg, Nicholas and Nigel Goldenfeld. Emergence of Heterogeneity and Political Organization in Information Exchange Networks. Physical Review E. 81/046111, 2010.

Kothari, Ashish. India 2100: Towards Radical Ecological Democracy. Futures. Online October, 2013.

LaConte, Ellen. Life Rules: Why so much is going wrong everywhere at once and how Life teaches us to fix it. Green Horizon/iUniverse, 2010.

Petit, Patrick, ed. Earth Capitalism: Creating a New Civilization through a Responsible Market Economy. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2011.

6. A Viable Gaia
For context, a 1994 paper of mine, Environmental Ethics and the Question of Cosmic Purpose, appeared in th e journal Environmental Ethics which contended that we peoples will not be able to achieve a living sustainable earth if the dead universe of physical cosmology remains. Two decades on, while global environments and climate nears a critical condition, a pointless, inane multiverse now daunts us. Here are some entries for the imperative shift to an organically healthy, peaceable biosphere good for children and creatures. Again the companion purpose of the whole site is to broach and document a cosmic revolution to a procreative genesis.

Benkeblia, Noureddine, ed. Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011.

Berkes, Firket. Sacred Ecology. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Billson, Janet Mancini and Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, eds. Female Well-Being: Toward a Global Theory of Social Change. London: Zed Books, 2005.

Brown, Valerie and John Harris. The Human Capacity for Transformational Change: Harnessing the Collective Mind. London: Routledge, 2014.

Daly, Herman and Joshua Farley. Ecological Economics. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2011.

Hunt, Dexter, et al. Scenario Archetypes: Converging Rather than Diverging Themes. Sustainability. 4/4, 2012.

Kapoor, Rakesh. Signs of an Emerging Planetary Transformation. Futures. 42/10, 2010.

Levin, Simon. Crossing Scales, crossing Disciplines: Collective Motion and Collective Action in the Global Commons. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365/13, 2010.

Oxford, Rebecca and Jing Lin, eds. Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2011.

Spretnak, Charlene. Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness That Are Transforming the Modern World. Topsham, ME: Green Horizon Books, 2011.

Waltner-Toews, David, et al, eds. The Ecosystem Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Management for Sustainability. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

C. The Greening of the Galaxy
As we saw, a grand cosmic revolution is in our midst to an organic nursery filled with bioworlds in solar incubators, which has hardly begun to gain our public recognition. If we can ever get our collective hearts, minds and act together on this special ovular planet, a future destiny beckons, at home and in the heavens, to carry forward the genesis of the galaxy.

Beech, Martin. Rejuvenating the Sun and Avoiding Other Global Catastrophes. New York: Springer, 2008.

Bonnet, Roger-Maurice and Lodewijk Woltjer. Surviving 1,000 Centuries. Berlin: Springer/Praxis, 2008.

Burdyuzka, Vladimir, ed. The Future of Life and of Our Civilization. Berlin: Springer, 2006.

Michaud, Michael. Contact with Alien Civilizations. New York: Copernicus Books, 2007.

Smith, Cameron and Evan Davies. Emigrating Beyond Earth: Human Adaptation and Space Colonization. New York: Springer, 2012.