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Progress in evolution

Evolutionary progress describes magnitude and direction of evolution. Progress is measurable by level and pace.

There is progress in evolution which is obvious to everyone who compares the simplicity of an archaic bacterium with the complexity of vertebrates, or the simple structure of a hunter-gatherer society with our present day societies.

The notion of progress in evolution is controversial as evolution is not measurable and even harder to explain. On this page, the main points of progress in fauceir evolution are outlined. The problems are similar with the problems in physics before the introduction of Newton's Mechanics.

Analogies with Newtonian Classical Mechanics

Observer's location

The perceived evolutionary progress depends on the observer's angle

The picture shows how a translatory motion is projected depending on the position of the observer. In addition to distance and angle with the direct of the motion as depicted the the perceived progress also depends on the motion of the observer.

Evolutionary path

Momentary evolutionary progress and direction have to be measured.

This picture shows that evolutionary progress as motion is not essentially linear, so as a momentary velocity can be defined in Newtonian Mechanics a momentary velocity of progress that has magnitude an direction should be measured for each evolutionary progress.

Obscurity

Evolutionary Progress is partially invisible to each observer.

Additionally, the path of evolutionary progress can be partially hidden symbolized by a cloud in the picture above.

Fauceir generalization

As in classical mechanics the direction can be defined as three dimensional vector that has a value in each direction (x,y, and z), the fauceir concept of progress is more complicated as progress may occur in an multi-, not only three-, dimensional space.

Furthermore, classical mechanics measures velocity in relation to time. As time is a fauceir two in fauceir theory the velocity of progress can be measured in relation to any fauceir.

Conclusively: Classical mechanics is a special case of fauceir theory, as is Einstein's theory of curved spaces.


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