An agent as suchan organism may bodily and behaviorily adapt to and alter its environment.
A set of mathematical rules which specify a sequence of actions to be carried out for a procedure such as solving a problem or performing an activity.
A sequence of DNA genetic material contained within chromosomes which is alleomorphic or structurally related to other sequences.
The quantatitive growth and size of one part of an organism in relation to the whole.
Unselfish behavior for someone else’s benefit, often at an expense to oneself, but which is of value to a larger social group.
One of the 20 molecular components of proteins. Each contains an amino group at one end and a carboxyl group at the other.
A theory that the presence of human beings constrains the numerical parameters the universe can have. It the comes in 2 levels: the weak anthropic principle holds that the universe is the way it is because we are here; the strong version asserts that the universe was made to evolve into humans.
In biology, a universal bodily form for organisms and in psychology, a psychic attractor state which shapes ones personality.
The study of and search for life elsewhere in the solar system and cosmos.
A region or state with fractal properties toward which a complex system moves and settles into.
The process whereby networks such as biochemical reactions sustain their own self-propagation without an external influence.
A term for the ability of living systems to recursively refer to their own internal description so as to organize and maintain themselves.
Fibrous connections in a brain that carry signals between neurons