A term for evolutionary variations in the timing rate of the appearance of bodily features and cognitive abilities in an organism or species.
In the vertebrate brain, a tract of neural matter running back from the olfactory lobe to the posterior end of the cerebrum.
From Arthur Koestler and others, a nested scale or hierarchy composed of integrally whole components.
A perspective that takes in and considers an entire scene or system all at once – opposite and complement to reduction.
An optical interference pattern illuminated by coherent laser light wherein each minute fraction contains the entire image.
With reference to earth as Gaia, the self-regulation of this geobiosphere system around an evolving point by and for the benefit of the biota.
The presence of similar evolved, usually anatomical, characters which have descended from a common ancestor.
The relationship of common characters which arise independently within a certain phylogenetic kingdom.
A theory for the origin of self-replicating molecular systems which involve feedback loops by which they bootstrap themselves.