Emergent Evolution

Emergent evolution is the hypothesis that, in the course of evolution, some entirely new properties, such as mind and consciousness, appear at certain critical points, usually because of an unpredictable rearrangement of the already existing entities. The concept has influenced the development of systems theory and complexity theory.

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Emergent Evolution - Alexander and The Emergence of Mind
... Mental activity is an emergent, a new "thing" not reducible to its initial neural parts ... of motion” in the form of a new quality or emergent ... The emergent retains the qualities of the prior “complexities of motion” but also has something new that was not there before ...

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    The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars, it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)