Alec Nevala-Lee

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Murray Gell-Mann

You don’t need something more to get something more. That’s what emergence means. Life can emerge from physics and chemistry, plus a lot of accidents. The human mind can arise from neurobiology and a lot of accidents, the way the chemical bond arises from physics and certain accidents. It doesn’t diminish the importance of these subjects to know that they follow from more fundamental things, plus accidents. That’s a general rule, and it’s critically important to realize that. You don’t need something more in order to get something more.

Murray Gell-Mann, in the talk Beauty, Truth and…Physics?

Written by nevalalee

December 16, 2016 at 7:30 am

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