There are many scientists who are now convinced that the newer concepts of physics imply that the human mind is an independent, irreducible agent and source of action. It has the power to make choices and exert free will. Weizsacker has been quoted to say that, "Freedom is a prerequisite of the experiment. Only where my action and thought are not determined by circumstances, urges or customs but by my free choice can I make experiments.".14...Matter cannot be understood without introducing mind.
One of the innate properties of intelligence is its inherent drive for self-organization and need to continually achieve higher levels of complexity. In association with the instinct of survival, this principle drives the entire evolutionary mechanism. Intelligence is constantly experimenting with novel ways to construct higher- level systems that are complementary to the co-evolving environment. All isolated systems as well as their surrounding environment are under the influence of intelligence as they co-evolve.
Ilya Prigogine, a theoretical chemist and Nobel prize-winner, has written a book titled Order Out of Chaos, expressing the dominant theme that the world is self-organizing and is moving constantly in the direction of higher order. If one accepts the big bang theory as an approximate description of the beginning of our universe, then it becomes necessary also to accept the premise that matter-energy was in a highly disordered, chaotic state. This would then imply that order out of chaos must have occurred to bring us to our present state of evolution.
Richard E. Leakey has made an interesting observation: "[G]reat apes, particularly chimpanzees, appear to be much more intelligent than they have any need to be: the sophisticated challenges invented for them by experimental psychologists, to which they respond with such ingenuity, are at any rate far from what they are likely to meet in their natural habitat: this paradox poses problems for us in explaining the origins of human intelligence.".15...This apparent paradox can be explained if one accepts the premise that there is an organizing force behind evolution propelling it forward and that it is seeded in intelligence.
Geneticists believe that genetic variations in life are so abundant that chance alone will allow some to survive in competition with the environment. This, however, does not begin to explain how the successful genetic materials become integrated with existing systems or become convergent to produce effective, harmoniously acting wholes. The process of unifying the functions of very different cells and tissues, so that they are always propagated synchronously or together, suggests that some higher mechanism or unknown medium acts to keep cells and tissues organized in the right way. If the genetic material that determines which organism survives is merely the result of chance, then it would seem that more complex animal forms would take longer to evolve. This is exactly the opposite of what appears to be happening. Complex life forms have evolved much more rapidly than the simple life forms.16
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