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On origins

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A concept we refer to as the biological constraint is shown to be able to explain the effectiveness of mathematical descriptions of the universe, as well as accounting for the origin of life and our ability to think logically. The biological constraint, which can be studied systematically through the use of appropriate models, refers to selection in the biological realm in favour of mechanisms that have wide applicability, a subset of which have mathematical character that can evolve to ever subtler forms. The precise conformance of physical phenomena to precise mathematical laws is related to the enforcement of symmetry.

This talk is part of the Mind-matter Unification Project (TCM Group, Cavendish Laboratory) series.

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