Saturday, January 20, 2024

About the recent findings of Michael Levin's group

It seems that the findings of Michael Levin's group are revolutionizing biology. The Darwinian vision of life as a struggle for existence is being replaced by life as survival based on cooperation, where conscious collective intelligence plays a key role. Control hierarchies are suggestive. The findings also challenge genetic determinism and suggest that membrane potential serves as a control tool of epigenesis during the embryonic stage. The findings suggest that life forms can be artificially created for various purposes: the applications in medicine can only be guessed at.

The most recent findings of Levin's group are highly interesting from the TGD point of view. The first finding is that it is possible to generate non-standard phenotypes also in the case of human cells, that structure implies function and there are only discrete number structures. Second finding is that the population of embryos behaves in an unexpected manner: the larger the number of embryos, the better the chances of embryos to recover from external harmful perturbations. This suggests the emergence of collective intelligence and consciousness.

See the article About the recent findings of Michael Levin's group or the chapter TGD view of Michael Levin’s work.

For a summary of earlier postings see Latest progress in TGD.

For the lists of articles (most of them published in journals founded by Huping Hu) and books about TGD see this.

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