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To appear as: Aerts, D., Bundervoet, S., Czachor, M., D'Hooghe, B., Gabora L. and Polk, P. (2010). On the foundations of the theory of evolution. In D. Aerts, B. D'Hooghe and N. Note (Eds.), Worldviews, Science and Us: Bridging
 

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To appear as: Aerts, D., Bundervoet, S., Czachor, M., D'Hooghe, B., Gabora L. and Polk, P. (2010). On the foundations
of the theory of evolution. In D. Aerts, B. D'Hooghe and N. Note (Eds.), Worldviews, Science and Us: Bridging
Knowledge and Its Implications for Our Perspectives of the World. Singapore: World Scientific.
On the Foundations of the Theory of Evolution
Diederik Aerts1
, Stan Bundervoet1
, Marek Czachor2,1
, Bart D'Hooghe1
,
Liane Gabora3,1
and Philip Polk4
Abstract
In this paper we suggest an alternative to standard neodarwinian evolution theory. The problem is
that Darwinism, which sees evolution as a consequence of random variation and natural selection is
based on a materialistic - i.e. matter-based - view of science, while matter in itself is considered to
be a very complex notion in modern physics. More specifically, on a microlevel, matter and energy
are no longer retained within their simple form, and quantum mechanical models are proposed
wherein potential form is considered in addition to actual form. We suggest that the starting point
of evolution theory cannot be limited to actual variation whereupon is selected, but to variation in

  

Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

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