Peter van Doesburg

Metaphysical principles of behavior

GOAL CONCLUSIONS FOLLOW UP REFERENCES GOAL The purpose of this post is to relate the principles of biological evolution to the laws of physics.  Background Evolution is often described in biological terms. There are however universal physical laws which also seem apply  to the principles of  evolution. CONCLUSIONS The two basic fundamentals of human behavior …

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The principles of evolution (gutenberg)

The purpose of  this post is to lay out general features of evolution which are related to human beings. These  features can give valuable insights in how evolution has shaped human behavior. Let’s define evolution as essentially change throughout time and let’s assume that these changes can occur by either physical  processes or by behavior of …

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“Whodunnit?” – Causation and attribution of behavior

Causation and attribution are fundamental concepts in nature and human behavior. The evolution of human behavior and nature is erratic, but not random. If there was only randomness in the world there would be no natural laws, no predictability and only chaos. Consciously or unconsciously, every human being utilizes the concepts of causation and attribution …

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The singularity of human beings

Singularity is a concept most people easily can identify with. Human beings have a conscious mind, which is wired to think as a unit. Moreover, people who do not have this possession are considered insane. Singularity is usually considered a virtue. People who “take personal responsibility” or have “independent minds” are considered positive stereotypes. [difference …

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Cooperation and competition – a tug-of-war

In human behavior, competition and cooperation go hand in hand but, competition is the more fundamental force in the evolution and behavior of life. Competition was first and cooperation came second. This originates from the natural limitations in necessary resources for all living creatures. The struggle for limited resources in a limited (life) time span can often …

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Evolution shaped behavior

Unexpected opportunities and threats shaped human behaviors fundamentally. GOAL CONCLUSIONS STRUCTURE FOLLOW UP REFERENCES GOAL The purpose of  this post is to link generalized features of evolution and natural selection to their subsequent human behavioral responses. Background Million of years of evolution and natural selection have shaped hominoid behavior in order to physically and mentally …

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