Chapter 8. Evolutionary Epiphanies

I was thrilled to read J. Campbell's Grammatical Man (1984), where he wrote about the chemist I. Prigogine's expanded views of the Second Law of Thermodynamics and non-equilibrium, complex systems, describing them as able to " …do things and be things we might not have expected." Campbell says: "The proper metaphor for the life process may not be a pair of rolling dice… but the sentences of a language, conveying information that is partly predictable and partly unpredictable…generated by rules which make much out of little, producing a boundless wealth of meaning from a finite store of words."

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