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Issue 63 of SHAPE on Natural Selection before the Origin of Life

The Team

Jim Schofield - Author / Editor

Physicist, Philosopher, Marxist, Multimedia Expert, Mathematician, Author, Sculptor.

Dr. Peter Mothersole -
Advisor / Editor

Senior Lecturer in Computing, Physicist, Photographer, Constructivist, Software Developer, Philosopher.

Mick Schofield -
Art Director / Editor

Writer, Researcher, Photographer, Artist, Designer

Issue 63
Natural Selection

The Dialectics of Natural Selection

Truly Natural Selection (reissue):
Selection Before Life
The Myth of Random Chance
Inanimate Competition

The Life Factory

Non-Living to Life

Genes and Natural Selection

Unacknowledged Philosophic Bases

The Wright-England Debate

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Welcome to Issue 63 of the SHAPE Journal. This edition re-issues my work on Truly Natural Selection, on its 10 year anniversary, alongside some more recent contributions to this vital subject.

This series of papers extends Natural Selection beyond the Living World and into Reality in general. It sees all “complication” not just as a summation of Parts, but as a necessary development of things, involving wholly new features, when it is usually, and correctly, renamed Evolution.

Where with Life we have the mechanisms of qualitative change as variation based on mutation, plus selection via competition, this more general form drives change via selection between competing chemical processes, and the significant transformation of context.

Jim Schofield
FEB 2019