29 NOV 2013 by ideonexus

 Survival of the Stable

Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' is really a special case of a more general law of survival of the stable. The universe is populated by stable things. A stable thing is a collection of atoms that is permanent enough or common enough to deserve a name. It may be a unique collection of atoms, such as the Matterhorn, that lasts long enough to be worth naming. Or it may be a class of entities, such as rain drops, that come into existence at a sufficiently high rate to deserve a collective name,...
Folksonomies: evolution stability
Folksonomies: evolution stability
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One of the characteristics of a successful species is stability.