Three threads are entwined in one Gordian knot:
1) What began as a study of the creative process of origin of life thinkers, tackling a hard problem where evidence is scarce, revealed that our attempt to understand the origin of life in purely materialistic terms had failed to understand life on its own terms. Capacity for pattern recognition, the precursor of consciousness, enables life to live. See If Microbes begat Mind.
2) Examining the creative process revealed that evolution is the ultimate creative process. Darwin’s Notebooks show that he knew. His theory was misinterpreted.
See What Daedalus told Darwin.
3) Finally, collaborative intelligence, the ecosystem model that underpins earthDECKS, emerged from studying the origin and evolution of life, applying principles discovered to the future of life.
Emerging meta•Discipline: Collaborative Intelligence (CIQ)
Design, Synthesis & Collaborative Intelligence
Tragedy of the Commons & Collaborative Intelligence
The APR Hypothesis: autonomy + pattern recognition