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  1. I think that's not what i meant. With the assumption that space isn't magically created we can come to only one conclusion, That something makes space. That something obviously exists before there is space, in a space-less zone. We can also safely assume that maths and relativistic models still apply in this space-less zone. Whatever is there could be called information for our purposes. In this space-less zone if you have one type of information that is very mathematically relativistic to every other type of information change then it would emulate geometry and space. So for example if information x (matter) changes by 1, It's relation variable to y (the main relativistic info) changes by 1. This is space for all practical purposes.
  2. Assuming that space just like most things is made of something else you get to the conclusion that there is a point without space. So then how could you have space ? You need a variable that interacts with every other variable. You could then measure the location of each variable based on its interactions with the main variable(s).
  3. If the variables in a system were relative to each other, That relativity could turn into a dimension like space. The differences in the relativity would be seen as "distance" by the creatures living on that plane. Hope that's understandable.
  4. It happened in stages. First the brain gathered statistical data about very random environments. This increased brain size greatly because the data needed was massive. In the next stage socialization further accelerated the adaptation by adding the social factor. Usually resources come before function. You can't have functionality when resources aren't present. The resource needed for social adaptation to occur is behaviors.
  5. On the individual level you're right, However when time and different levels of social grouping are taken into account, Things change. I can assure you the average 6 year old Cameroonian boy is more intelligent than almost any Westerner when it comes to individual short term goals. However when you go long term and add different social groupings, You can see how the individual survival would take from social and long term intelligence. Long term thinking wouldn't work in Africa, Social thinking wouldn't also work much in Africa because you're on your own.
  6. Let me think. A species can't evolve if it dies out. And therefore freewill could only develop if it didn't really decrease our survival chances much, So if freewill exists it has adapted to survival as a main factor. However this happens on many levels from the single cell to the survival of the social group, We have adapted to all these levels. The individual is obviously the most relevant and has the highest adaptation factor which limits freewill, However this effect is decreased by adaptation to many other levels including the survival of the social group (consider the group as one single organism to make things easy), As well as the survival of the whole line of species (consider it one organism again). So while the development of real freewill is blocked by the survival law, A limited version of freewill is the best adaptation to the complex situation a social animal finds itself in. Therefore it's encouraged and may exist.
  7. In Africa you become successful if your father is successful, And or if you have bigger guns. Not exactly the best environment to force people to use their brains. And people don't use their brains unless they have to.
  8. In subjects that do not concern our survival directly and or indirectly we have total free will. As you get closer to survival variables the free will becomes less and less apparant. To a point that when your survival is threatened only indirectly you will need a lot of reasoning and working on yourself to overcome the machine like part. For example when robbed the day before it will take great energy to force you out of the house today. Phobias are also an example of this.
  9. Relativity as in understanding cause and effects is something that any hunting animal should have. Having a memory to compare the results of past experiences and predict the future is also a hunting skill. Add the two up and you get advanced maths. You see evolution is a tricky thing because it can create new random laws within itself. First hunters are formed because cannibalism leads to transmission of infections. Once that happens evolution gets a new sublaw that all animals need to adapt to. This law is that whoever predicts the future better based on patterns wins. The hunters with less physical strentgh and speed will specially be pressured by this new law to adapt. It's also important that the hunting animals would be able to acquire food in more than one way, So the poor things wouldn't go extinct due to their inferior physical strength in the short term.
  10. You literally asked for this so don't blame me. You need a very freaking large biomass and a lot of time for intelligence to form. Doesn't matter what the biomass is made of, Just having it is a condition in itself. Then you need a variety of animals because for intelligence you will need hunters (evolved from cannibalism due to the infection disadvantage so add infectious diseases as a condition), Once you have a few hunter species, your animals will surely be presented with enough different situations to grow a sophisticated prediction system (what you call intelligence), Specially the weakest hunters of every size range. But they shouldn't be too efficient because a higher efficiency level usually means your evolution stops. The larger the biomass, The faster you get intelligence because it increases your chances. Brute force is another problem on the social level. Some animals will always choose brute force as their winning condition, When that happens evolution stops. You need your animal to fight over resources with itself, So it should be specialized in a way it couldn't access most of the biomass (the human problem with cellulose and probably why cows never developed intelligence). This can only be solved by seasonal food. When your food changes in every season, You will have to deal with many different situations, So you will develop intelligence. To conclude, These are all pretty standard things that happen by themselves without any miracles. So i would say extraterrestrial intelligent life exists for sure.
  11. Hey guys, I was wondering, What's the importance of surfaces in evolutionary theory ? There would be two worlds on the sides of the surface each very different from the other. So wouldn't that result in faster evolution somehow ? For example say some photosynthetic bacteria were living on the surface of the earth, One environment would be the air above it with a very low density and high dynamity, While the other under it would be dense and resource rich. So wouldn't this result in the bacteria somehow evolving into multicellularity ? The ones above wouldn't have as much resources but would have access to air and the sun, While the ones under would have access to water and minerals. Am i understanding this right ?
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