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Space as an invention of biological organisms [article]

Alexander V. Terekhov, J. Kevin O'Regan
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Here we show that this does not have to be the case: the notion of space could emerge when biological organisms seek an economic representation of their sensorimotor flow.  ...  Rigid displacements may underly perception of space as an unchanging medium within which objects are described by their relative positions.  ...  This ability of the agent underlies the notion of space as an unchanging medium through which the agent makes displacements.  ... 
arXiv:1308.2124v1 fatcat:l7rhvbdv6ng67lq7gux2b4jtxu

Naturalizing Physics. Or, embedding physics in the historicity and materiality of the living

Giuseppe Longo
2020 Zenodo  
By naturalization we mean an analysis of physics as part of the sciences of nature, not as the science governing them all.  ...  When moving from the inert to the living state of matter, new challenges are posed, beginning with biological "heterogenesis", as "genesis of and from diversity" in a changing space of pertinent observables  ...  The collaborations and exchanges with Maël Montévil, Alessandro Sarti and the "Organisms" team constructed the conceptual phase space and the conditions of possibility for this work.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3944678 fatcat:sbtontldqnbcxgxw5v6ixmnxde

The Origin and Evolution of life

2021 Advances in Theoretical & Computational Physics  
This article is intended to provide definitions of the organic life form in absolute-geometric terms  ...  The organic life form in the Solar system of planets is an inevitable consequence of the universal system of mathematical harmony.  ...  The organic life form in the Solar system of planets is an inevitable consequence of the universal system of mathematical harmony.  ... 
doi:10.33140/atcp.04.03.03 fatcat:ka4rll5wlzdafatkvih3ns76wm

Evolutionary inventive problem-solving in biology and architecture: ArchiTRIZ and Material-Ontology

D. Sunguroğlu Hensel, J.F.V. Vincent
2015 Intelligent Buildings International  
These combine in ArchiTRIZ, which is introduced as a derivative of TRIZ (a Russian system of inventive problem-solving) in architecture.  ...  Phenotypic similarity between unrelated organisms, known as convergence, is a result of shared problems of adaptation to similar environments and limited ecological range.  ...  as an inseparable part of the adaptive and integrative link between organism and environment.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17508975.2015.1014462 fatcat:hfv2aq3nijcghmdu4c4na6pqke

Marriages of mathematics and physics: A challenge for biology

Arezoo Islami, Giuseppe Longo
2017 Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology  
b s t r a c t The human attempts to access, measure and organize physical phenomena have led to a manifold construction of mathematical and physical spaces.  ...  Keywords: Geometric vs algebraic constructions Ontological and historical differences Synthesis and applications Eastern and western traditions Measurement Space Biological evolution and mathematics a  ...  As an informal and preliminary attempt toward this aim, let's just examine one of the aspects mentioned and view the living as an alternating hierarchy of at least two organization levels: autonomous biological  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2017.09.006 pmid:28887142 fatcat:y57fcxef4ja7nl5akks6ekn7om

No entailing laws, but enablement in the evolution of the biosphere [article]

Giuseppe Longo and Maël Montévil and Stuart Kauffman
2012 arXiv   pre-print
Our considerations depend upon discussing the variability of the very "contexts of life": the interactions between organisms, biological niches and ecosystems.  ...  The role of (theoretical) symmetries as invariant preserving transformations will allow us to understand the nature of physical phase spaces and to stress the differences required for a sound biological  ...  The invention of the more general notion of "phase space" dates of the late XIX century, when momentum was added to space as an integral component of the analysis of a trajectory (or energy to time, in  ... 
arXiv:1201.2069v1 fatcat:wbwxprluwzeqxom3umzkbdbcfe

Inventive processes in nature: from information origin in chemical evolution to technological exhaustion

Aleš Kralj
2017 Earth Perspectives -- Transdisciplinarity Enabled  
Cybernetic adaptation is now recognised as a cornerstone of biological and technological evolution and as well as of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognition.  ...  It has been ten years since the 2006 work of Abel and Trevors wherein the cybernetic path of life's origin was proposed as an alternative to the widely held views of such origin being self-ordering and  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Miroslav Halilovič, Boris Štok, and Yury Shimansky for their valuable comments, and especially thank Bob Skiles for his endorsement and detailed review of  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40322-017-0041-7 fatcat:77bu3xe2ynahlnevdzyvoabzre

No entailing laws, but enablement in the evolution of the biosphere

Giuseppe Longo, Maël Montévil, Stuart Kauffman
2012 Proceedings of the fourteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion - GECCO Companion '12  
Our considerations depend upon discussing the variability of the very "contexts of life": the interactions between organisms, biological niches and ecosystems.  ...  The role of (theoretical) symmetries as invariant preserving transformations will allow us to understand the nature of physical phase spaces and to stress the differences required for a sound biological  ...  The invention of the more general notion of "phase space" dates of the late XIX century, when momentum was added to space as an integral component of the analysis of a trajectory (or energy to time, in  ... 
doi:10.1145/2330784.2330946 dblp:conf/gecco/LongoMK12 fatcat:3rlsqkafy5hqfh2cfxejizj7uy

Page 4 of American Institute of Biological Sciences. Biological Sciences Curriculum Study. BSCS Newsletter Vol. , Issue 63 [page]

1976 American Institute of Biological Sciences. Biological Sciences Curriculum Study. BSCS Newsletter  
How Has This Invention Brought Us Closer Together? How Has This Invention Made Life Easier? How Has This Invention Affected the Length of Life? People, People, People Open Spaces Faraway Places  ...  Where Do | Fit as a Person? Where Do | Fit as an Organism? Where Do | Fit in the Future? What's Going on Inside? What's Going on Between Us? What Happens to the Family?  ... 

CHEMISTRY: Enhanced: The Structure of Protonated Water Clusters

T. S. Zwier
2004 Science  
(B) Sometimes an invention is of immediate value to the organism in its current environment and so can be defined as innovative.  ...  The success of new inventions is as important as how they got there.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.1098129 pmid:15118124 fatcat:xidmsjjcsbgvzdhwgh6uvlzhcu

Product and Organism Aspects for Scalable Systematic Biologically-Inspired Design

D. Vandevenne, P.A. Verhaegen, S. Dewulf, J.R. Duflou
2015 Procedia Engineering  
Inspired by the theory of inventive problem solving, this conceptual representation is an abstraction that facilitates knowledge reuse.  ...  Central to the approach are a set of Organism Aspects that form a conceptual representation of the biological domain.  ...  These titles point towards an already invented technology trademarked as mirasol which is inspired by how some species of birds and butterflies generate color.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.378 fatcat:kx4zm773xrgsbp2l3tgojgngii

How Future Depends on Past and Rare Events in Systems of Life

Giuseppe Longo
2017 Foundations of Science  
Historicity will be understood in terms of changes of the space of possibilities (or of "phase space") as well as by the role of diversity in life's structural stability and of rare events in history formation  ...  In philosophical terms, this will be viewed as an epistemic issue, in reference to knowledge of history in terms of measurement, and, in particular, by a distinction between synchronic measurements vs.  ...  biological invention.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10699-017-9535-x fatcat:ufhujkls55ca7jetsgo66n5kjq

Remarks on ISRU and ISFR Technologies for Manned Missions on Moon and Mars

A. Concas, G. Corrias, R. Orrù, R. Licheri, M. Pisu, G. Cao
2012 Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal  
In this regard, production of energy and materials starting from Moon and Mars natural resources as well as the transportation of humans in space could be considered the long term remedy to issues such  ...  as overpopulation, depletion of fossil fuels, climate change as well as reduction of available natural resources.  ...  by a crew of up to six members as well as suitable amounts of fertilizers to be used in biological section.  ... 
doi:10.18321/ectj120 fatcat:5pkov2g2rvfrnlbx6g25m2t3lu

Biomimetics: its practice and theory

Julian F.V. Vincent, Olga A. Bogatyreva, Nikolaj R. Bogatyrev, Adrian Bowyer, Anja-Karina Pahl
2006 Journal of the Royal Society Interface  
We show that TRIZ, the Russian system of problem solving, can be adapted to illuminate and manipulate this process of transfer.  ...  Biomimetics, a name coined by Otto Schmitt in the 1950s for the transfer of ideas and analogues from biology to technology, has produced some significant and successful devices and concepts in the past  ...  (for a cell it is an organelle; for an organism it is an organ).  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsif.2006.0127 pmid:16849244 pmcid:PMC1664643 fatcat:6cgjerfzyngqha4ttsvec5uvae

Page 225 of Chemist Vol. 38, Issue 6 [page]

1961 Chemist  
But, as I have elsewhere argued,° it seet to me far too narrow to call it the ige of automation or cybernetics, as Norbert Weiner did. And it’ more than the space age.  ...  We are moving forward on the strength of research in nuclear and solid-state physics, organic and inorganic chemistry, electronics, engineering, the earth sciences, the biological sciences, mathematics  ... 
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