Pieces Make the Machine and the Machine Makes the Pieces

The principles of Dynamic Evolution, as we have seen thus far, are manifest in every object from the tiny to the astronomically huge. They are also evident within our own bodies. For example, consider the digestive system. How many individual and disparate organs and chambers of the body are involved in the overall process of obtaining, gathering, and assimilating the nutritional items that we eat and making those items available to all the cells and organs of the body?


Let us take stock: the eyes, hands, fingers, lips, teeth, cheeks, tongue, salivary glands, pharynx, esophagus, liver, gall bladder, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, jejunum, ileum, to name just some of the major players in this essential activity. How are we to apply Darwinian principles to all the processes involved in digestion? Does natural selection explain the symphony of connected processes that lead to this activity that is essential to the continuity of life?


In the book Dynamic Evolution, the discussion of Consequential Entities and their dependencies is explained using Dynamic principles. The above list of the “major players” involved in food digestion serves as an excellent example of these principles. Each “player” originally developed from a tiny collection of cells during the growth of the embryo and fetus in the womb. Upon completion, these various collections, each consisting of millions of densely packed and connected cells, form a complete and fully developed organ. These organs cooperate together to perform the processes involved in digestion that, in turn, break food down into its smallest meaningful components — elements. These elements find their way into many different parts of the body: the blood stream, lymphatic system, brain, liver, etc., and even contribute to the repair, growth, and development of body organs and systems. Thus, body components that are themselves built up from cells, act upon large pieces of food to break them down into elements that are then useful to the body as a whole. And, to quote from the book:

  • What use or purpose are the group of atoms unless they combine to make a molecule? …
  • What use or purpose is the single molecule unless it combines with others to make, for example, DNA? …
  • What use or purpose is DNA unless it can help in the production of a complete cell? …
  • What use or purpose is a cell unless it can join with other cells to make an organ (with due apologies to single-celled organisms)? …
  • And of course, what good are all the individual parts unless we have a complete body? …

In contrast to the ideas of some scientists who have reviewed the book, the principles of Dynamic Evolution are not concerned with the element of chance. Some consider that the “eccentricity equation,” discussed in the book, is just another way of saying that life arrived by a really incredible series of chance occurrences. This is not what Dynamic Evolution is about. Just as chance, plus a trillion years of time, could never produce a working Nasa Space Shuttle out of a pile of elements, so too the arrival of life is clear evidence of principles at work … Dynamic principles.

Thus, we see in the example given at the beginning of this article a very tiny part of the Plexus in action, and, using this example, can only dimly perceive its true size and complexity.


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