Some mechanistic requirements for major transitions.

  title={Some mechanistic requirements for major transitions.},
  author={Peter Schuster},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={371 1701}
Major transitions in nature and human society are accompanied by a substantial change towards higher complexity in the core of the evolving system. New features are established, novel hierarchies emerge, new regulatory mechanisms are required and so on. An obvious way to achieve higher complexity is integration of autonomous elements into new organized systems whereby the previously independent units give up their autonomy at least in part. In this contribution, we reconsider the more than 40… CONTINUE READING


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