John O. Campbell
Scientific law, in general, might be considered as those specific design details, discovered by Darwinian processes, which constrain low entropy systems from moving to states of higher entropy.

John Campbell


John O. Campbell and universal Darwinism

A firm belief that a scientific worldview must be core to any search for truth or attempt to understand our place in the universe has guided John's study and synthesis of numerous scientific theories employing Darwinian processes. Under the umbrella theory of Universal Darwinism as pioneered by Susan Blackmore, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, exist many unifying concepts for understanding a broad expanse of scientific subject matter.

Campbell has developed some general principles underlying Universal Darwinism and presents this theoretical framework in his book Universal Darwinism: The path of knowledge.

Einstein's belief that a scientific worldview may provide a gateway to enlightenment or cosmic religious experience drove Campbell's attempt to provide an overview of scientific knowledge in 'Einstein's Enlightenment'

Blackmore and others expanded the realm of Universal Darwinism beyond biology to include subject matter from the social sciences. A further expanse of Universal Darwinism occurred in the work of leading physicists including David Deutsch, Lee Smolin and Wojciech Zurek, who have employed Darwinian processes to provide explanations for some of Physic's thorniest puzzles.

More recently the work of Karl Friston, and other researchers of the 'Bayesian Brain' school of neuroscience have placed this subject matter and that of 'Adaptive Systems' within the framework of Universal Darwinism.

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