Before we knew that galaxies tend to form the familiar fractal shape, we perhaps should have rightly expected this from the persistence of this pattern in the parts of nature we do observe. ┬áIndeed, I’m curious if we will observe a fractal pattern in sub-atomic phenomena at some point in the future (or if we… Continue reading parallel

teleological indifference

The word ‘produced’ carries around a bag loaded with connotations of intentionality or goal-endedness. Is there a teleologically indifferent word for ‘produce’? Because if it is utterly wrong (which, biologically/scientifically speaking, it necessarily is) to say that evolution ‘had humans in mind’ (or any particular species for that matter), then this word would be nice… Continue reading teleological indifference