It is apparent from everyday experience that the natural tendancies of an organism’s nature brings about the needed physical changes to accommodate those tendancies, i.e. calluses.

Perhaps a couple of definitions are needed here.

What I mean by ‘tendancies’ is:
I have a natural tendancy toward physical activity. I have always been an active person.
I have a natural tendancy toward analytical thought (as can be seen by the contents of this blog!)
A daisy has the natural tendancy to tilt it’s head toward the sun.
A seed (most of them) has a natural tendancy to germinate in the spring.

What I mean by ‘an organism’s nature’ is:
Something that the organism is born / created with, as opposed to something learned later then enjoyed, such as a cat chasing a peice of string, or a person learning that a certain combination of food stuff makes a nice meal.
It is something that is an inherent property of that organism. 

I used Calluses as a example because their growth on areas of the body that are repeatedly exposed to pressure or friction, demonstrate the body’s ability to generate change in itself in order to better perform a regular task.
The increase in bone density in runners is another example.
Hypertrophy is used by body builders, power lifters, and many other athletes.
Artistic people who have lost, or were born without limbs demonstrate the ability to train other areas of the body to perform with the same high levels of accuracy as able-bodied people.

Might this ‘force’ also be the driver behind evolution…?

This idea harks back to an idea I had years ago of ‘desire vs chaos’ that I included in my book (see panel on the right)… further definitions needed…

‘Desire’ is used to mean the inherent property of a living ‘thing’ to want something. The example I used at the time was to suggest that whilst I believe that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is correct, I would propose that there is something missing – the ‘desire’ to be ‘more’. This could be demonstrated by looking at a Giraffe with it’s long neck.

It could be said that because of particular mutations in it’s distant past, it was better able to survive as it could reach hicher leaves than other creatures could. But I wonder if it became able to reach said leaves because it’s desire was great enough to create changes in it’s DNA that then got passed on to its offspring.

There was a science program some years ago that would suggest that this idea might carry some weight. A study of two twin brothers started by taking samples from each and looking for certain DNA markers. They then spent a year delibarately leading opposing lifestyles; one lazy, inactive, etc; and the other following the opposite path. After a year new samples were taken and the same markers looked at.

There was now a surprising level of difference between the brothers. I would propose that this is an indicaton of my idea above.

I see this ‘desire’ as an inherent property of the universe that fights the opposing property (I used the word ‘chaos’ above for this) that heads toward higher entropy. In other words, order and disorder within the universe is seeded by two opposing ‘forces’. One I am calling desire, the other (for want of a better word!) is chaos.

So… if the desire is strong enough, then the very fact that a level of physical existence exists for a ‘thing’ gives it the opportunity to do more than it currently can. In other words, the opportunity to become something different is ‘offered’ by the very fact that one exists!

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘you can be anything you want to be‘  doesn’t it!

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