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Three conditions are required for life to self-improve. Those are self-replication, variety, and selection. Once these mechanisms are in place, evolution takes its course.

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Research & Development

Our goal is to bridge the gap between science and the public. We publish articles and videos on topics of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, mathematics, and evolution. We also organize meetups for discussions, offer research and writing services, and comment on current events (for example, the pandemic).

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Künstliche Immunsysteme
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Was sind Künstliche Immunsysteme?

Wie funktioniert das Immunsystem des Menschen und was können wir daraus für Anwendungen im Bereich der Computersicherheit (Organic Computing) lernen?

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Building a Conscious Mind
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Building an Artificial Consciousness in 39 Steps

This article summarizes the entire book and provides you with a step-by-step guide of modules that would need to be implemented for an artificial consciousness.

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The Attention and Awareness Schema Theories
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Is the Self but a Simulation?

This article discusses the attention schema theory. It explains our subjective experience of the world but leaves us with more questions than answers.

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Model-Building
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How Models can Improve the Control of a System

Knowing how a system will behave in the future helps us to make adjustments in the present. This article discusses how models form the backbone of our mind.

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The Theory of Mind
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How do we Instinctively Know what other People Know?

This article discusses the connection between empathy, recognizing yourself in the mirror, and building a concept of your own and other people's minds.

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The Rise of the Primates
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How did Humans Evolve from Apes in the Savannah?

Our ancestors took a unique path when splitting off the apes. This article describes the evolution of the human brain at each step of the way.

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The Evolution of Attention
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How did our Senses Evolve in the last 500mio Years?

The history of the evolution of our senses explains how we experience consciousness. This article explains the brain's architecture by looking at our ancestors.

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Link-Sammlung
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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Master-Linkliste 2022 zu SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19

Eine Sammlung aus Links zu Studien die die Kernthesen (asymptomatische Übertragung, Wirksamkeit der Impfungen, Virustheorie, Masken, etc.) stützen.

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Evolution in the Head
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What is the Source of Human Creativity?

This article discusses the implications of the revolutionary theory that our brain uses evolutionary principles to come up with new creative ideas.

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The Red Queen Hypothesis
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What can we learn from our Immune System?

This article discusses the secret of our immune system. It uses evolutionary algorithms to beat usually much faster evolving viruses and bacteria.

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The Origin of Life
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What is the Origin of Life on Earth?

Combining our knowledge of evolutionary principles, chemical evolution, and artificial life, we can draw a compelling picture of the first forms of life.

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Artificial Life
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How can we Simulate Life on the Computer?

What is artificial life, how can we create it, and how can we identify it? This article discusses three different computer programs that resemble life.

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Chemical Evolution
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How Chemistry can Come Alive and Evolve

Using basic properties of chemistry, we can observe evolution happening in non-living chemistry. This insight is essential in understanding the origin of life.

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Basics of Evolution
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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What are the Three Fundamental Properties of Evolution?

As long as a system has these three properties, it will continuously evolve. Understanding these principles is fundemantal for undstanding nature.

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History of Evolution
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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How did Darwin Come Up with the Theory of Evolution?

The theory of evolution has a long history. It took many different researchers to solve the puzzle how nature could exist without a designer.

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Evolutionary Improvements
By
Clemens Lode
, posted on
February 28, 2022
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The Advantage of Small Improvement Increments

When introducing agile methods, small improvements might lead to better results than a revolution. The advantage is the constant feedback you get at each step.

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Related Books and Services

The cover of Does Your Brain Need You? - An Introduction to Neuroscience and Consciousness

Does Your Brain Need You? - An Introduction to Neuroscience and Consciousness

How to create consciousness on a computer?

This book is an introduction to neuroscience and theories of consciousness. It explores the attention schema theory and how to replicate human consciousness.
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Cover of Philosophy for Heroes: Act, a book on neuroscience and consciousness

Philosophy for Heroes: Act (Neuroscience and Consciousness)

Can Consciousness be Simulated?

The book introduces you to neuroscience and the philosophical discussion on consciousness. It lays the groundwork of creating a smart computer.
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The cover of the book Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum showing a ocean with a turtle and a human head.

Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum (Physics and Evolution)

How did matter and life emerge from nothingness?

What is the quantum theory and how can we interpret it? How did the universe come out of "nothingness" and how did life develop from non-living matter?
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