Between Teleophilia and Teleophobia

Eric Schaetzle, Yogi Hendlin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Denis Noble convincingly describes the artifacts of theory building in the Modern Synthesis as having been surpassed by the available evidence, indicating more active and less gene-centric evolutionary processes than previously thought. We diagnosis the failure of theory holders to dutifully update their beliefs according to new findings as a microcosm of the prevailing larger social inability to deal with competing paradigms. For understanding life, Noble suggests that there is no privileged level of semiotic interpretation. Understanding multi-level semiosis along with organism and environment contrapunctally, according to Jakob von Uexküll’s theoretical biology, can contribute to the emerging extended evolutionary synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021

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