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Nature Continues to Create Complex Systems

Image Above: The James Webb Space Telescope Nature Continues to Create Complex Systems  > The most fundamental process of Nature’s Continuing Creation is this:  When a steady flow of energy encounters a receptive environment, it can weave patterns and systems of increasing Complexity. Examples: > When sunlight strikes the geology and chemistry of Earth, Nature evolves and […]

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Patterns of Increasing Complexity

Meaningful Information consists of items arranged in Patterns. The arranged items can be anything — atoms, molecules, digits, letters, acorns, checkers, species of plants, books of law, or pencil dots. Nature’s Continuing Creation (NCC) creates Patterns of increasing complexity, organization, and even beauty over time.  Nature’s Continuing Creation will take place over time as long as there […]

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Why Humans Invented the idea of “God.”

Why have humans invented anthropomorphic (human-like) Gods? The very concept of “God” is an invented, emergent phenomenon. It emerges from the interaction of human beings with their environment. Specifically, it arises from five early human traits (indeed, pre-human traits) whose evolution goes back tens of thousands of years: Humans evolved a very early built-in tendency […]

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Mathematics Evolves in Nature’s Continuing Creation

Mathematicians disagree about whether Math is “discovered” or “created.”  But one thing is sure: Math evolves!  There are many different species of Math, just as there are many different species of trees or birds. Mathematics includes geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, set theory, knot theory, and many more.  All the different “maths” are interrelated, as are […]

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Evolution & The Constructal Law

The Process of Photosynthesis is Both a Product of Evolution and a Tool of further Evolution   The fundamental process of Nature’s Continuing Creation is this: When a steady flow-through of energy encounters a receptive environment, it can weave patterns and create systems of increasing complexity. Over time, the systems that survive may grow and […]

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Frog Church & A Wilder Clay

“Frog Church” & “A Wilder Clay” – J.X. Mason’s Blog Post of 1/15/24 In 2021, the eco-philosopher and award-winning author Lyanda Lynn Haupt published a wonderful new book, “Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit.”  Today’s Blog Post is taken from her first chapter, titled “Frog Church:” “In a forest glade behind […]

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The Purpose of Our Lives

The Purpose of each capable Human Life Is to Create!  ‘To Create’ includes Discover, Invent, Heal, Design, Engineer, Build, Communicate, Cooperate, Love, Restore, Learn, Teach, Raise Children, Appreciate Beauty, Seek Truth & Justice, Create Art, Protect the Vulnerable, Make Peace, and Sustain the Earth.     —  J.X. Mason 

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Michael Dowd’s “Eco-Credo”

Here is a quick-but-deep theology that I admire: Reverend Michael Dowd’s Eco-Credo*: “Your God is whatever you put your faith or trust in – i.e., your ultimate concern.”  — Paul Tillich, Christian Existentialist Theologian. (1886-1965) Reality is My God Evidence is My Scripture The Epic of Evolution is My Creation Story Ecology Is My Theology Integrity […]

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