Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge - The Mind Summary & Analysis

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The Mind Summary and Analysis

Consilience is especially important in researching the mind that is also the root of knowledge and creation. Various models that attempt to outline the way the brain operates fail as evolution laws make the brain able to survive but not to understand itself. Living and reproducing do not require knowing the way the brain works. The brain is the most complex system known in the universe, consisting of 3,195 genes, which is twice as much as any other organ or tissue. Its surface is wrinkled, weighing on average three pounds. It increases four times during evolution. Ultimately it allows for taking over the earth. The concept of the evolutionary progress is not easily defined as evolution has no preset goals. If evolution would aim at producing increasingly complex systems, its goals and progress may be established. The beginning of life...

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