Influence of Environmental Factors Upon
the Evolution of Intelligence
(11) The level of intelligence reached by any organism or species is partially dependent upon the sum total of all physical forces operating within the surrounding environment. All life forms and their bodily functions have been molded and shaped by the surrounding physical forces that are constantly acting upon them. Every life form (organism) is in part the product of the sum total of all of the physical forces that have helped direct and shape evolution. Thus the pressures of all physical forces, as a process of entropy, have strongly influenced the upward evolution of intelligence.
The impact of the weak and strong forces has been alluded to already, and they primarily influence life forms at the atomic level. The electromagnetic and gravitational forces produce effects which we can more easily observe at our own level of existence.
The presence of gravity has helped mold the size and shape of all life forms and has also influenced the development of muscle and bone strength and joint architecture. The nervous systems of all organisms have evolved to allow them to operate in a gravitational force field. Each animal has many adaptational attributes which allow it to run, jump, fly, climb, float or swim and which would not be necessary if there were no gravitational force present. There are a great number of other ways that could be listed to demonstrate how the force of gravity has affected the evolution of all life forms and at least indirectly influences their intelligence.
There have been many discoveries as to how electromagnetic forces influence all living organisms by producing or modifying their behavior. Long-lasting changes in brain cell membranes have even been observed as the result of electromagnetic forces.1...The brain itself generates a weak electromagnetic field which can be monitored by performing a magnetoencephalogram.2
Since the human brain as well as the entire body has an electromagnetic field, anything which perturbs that field will necessarily influence the brain and body. All living organisms likewise have an associated electromagnetic field, and will be influenced by anything which perturbs that field, including all other interacting outside fields.3
Herbert Pohl has detected the presence of faint electromagnetic radiation emitted from the cells of people, animals, plants and bacteria. This radiation is in the radio frequency range. In addition, he reports that the radiation is especially strong during cell division.4...In similar fashion a West German chemist and physicist, Fritz-Albert Popp, has demonstrated that living organisms also emit extremely weak light. This biophoton radiation is in the infrared and ultraviolet range. Growing cells appear to radiate more intensely than developed ones.5...A Polish physicist, Janusz Slawinski, has also determined that at the time of death the electromagnetic biophotons are emitted with an intensity that is 10 to 1,000 times greater than normal. The intensity and duration of the radiation is dependent upon the rate of dying. From his work, he has proposed that the electromagnetic field of any organism might structure matter by imposing organization, and patterning molecular association.6
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