Rupert Sheldrake with his work on Morphic Resonance has suggested that biological evolution is connected to habitual patterns of behavior.
In the hypothesis of formative causation, discussed in detail in my (Rupert Sheldrake's) books A NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE and THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST, I propose that memory is inherent in nature. Most of the so-called laws of nature are more like habits.
My interest in evolutionary habits arose when I was engaged in research in developmental biology, and was reinforced by reading Charles Darwin, for whom the habits of organisms were of central importance. As Francis Huxley has pointed out, Darwin’s most famous book could more appropriately have been entitled The Origin of Habits.
That seems to suggest that growth depends on radical departures from those conditioned patterns and management systems intended to maintain them. However movement in the "right" direction can not be assured, but likelihood might increase if action was taken towards healing-wholeness rather than based on merely defensive reaction. Could this be the key to understanding conscious evolution of humanity in the context of daily existence and its challenges?
Sharing rather than competition....collaboration based on understanding and value of contrast - this is the value of the cooking metaphor. The reason the Stone Soup story reverberates in my psyche like a mantra.
Pieces that seem unconnected, in reality converge and fuse to show new possibilities. This piece was inspired by Tom's post about intellectual property.
SICU Group discussion:Posted by TOM Merilahti on October 1, 2008 at 5:06am at ONLINE: REGISTER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PROVE COPYRIGHT WORLDWIDE!!!
One of SICU's collaboration partners is File-Reg International Ltd. The company presents an online registration service to prove copyright worldwide with registration servers on different continents.
In many cases, and in most countries, you automatically acquire Copyright when you create your work. But how can you prove it existed at that moment?
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An example of what you can register
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From my reply to the above post at SICU Group in SICU ART:
I actually found the philosophy behind the company founder and the service to be inspiring. I have been using it for a few months now and have registered at least a dozen files and concepts so far. I found it easy to use with no learning curve. It started for me a line of inquiry of SoulFood:Ingredient(s) and recipes as intellectual property. I began working on this idea of recipes as the basis of algorithms to be registered and that is what this video is about...and represents documentation of the starting place of this line of inquiry. I would have used the company's logo but I don't have permission for anything like that - but I would love the chance to continue evolving this work in connection with a logo or marketing strategy for file-reg.com. We'll see what happens next because this is only a starting place....
I enjoy the lines of demarcation I find myself compelled to create and then curious about what happens if I selectively wipe them away....