Hierarchical evolution?

Howard Bloom points out that evolution applies more to groups than individuals. So obvious!

I wonder whether it makes sense to say that evolution is really hierarchical, applying to composite elements in different levels: cells evolve, human evolve (Lamarckian style), communities evolve (families, towns, nations), species evolve, eco-systems evolve, worlds/universes too?

2 thoughts on “Hierarchical evolution?

  1. Hi Oriel!

    Thanks a lot for the link!!! seems like highly important stuff, that will advance my understanding. I’ve heard of Ken Wilber but still didn’t get to read it. Now, after your recommendation, it’s time to start reading him.

    Did you listen to the podcast linked in the post? Quite fascinating..

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