Biological Science and Ecology

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When biological evolution is understood as a process of natural inclusion, all organic (carbon-based) life on Earth can be appreciated as an embodied water flow within dynamic bodily boundaries. Notions of competition, co-operation, individual and group selection are recognised to be artefacts of predefinition – the assumption that ecosystems, organisms and genes can be abstracted as discrete entities out of their spatial context. Ecologically, the inhabitant is a dynamic inclusion of the habitat, not an exception from it, as objective rationality presupposes. Local life forms simultaneously emerge from and express the mutual inclusion of receptive space and informative energy. The inhabitant transforms the habitat and vice versa as inseparable but distinguishable aspects of one within the other, nested over all scales from microcosm to macrocosm. Natural biological diversity is hence understood in terms of the co-evolving informational content and context of living systems as dynamically bounded flow forms nested from subcellular to global scales of organisation. Variability in the deformability, permeability and connectivity of living system boundaries is influenced and sustained genetically to yield a diverse natural communion which distinctive individuals, populations and communities continually open up and constrain opportunities for one another. There is no separation of ‘Nature’ from ‘Nurture’ because ‘organisms’ and ‘environment’ inescapably include each other. In this light, there is a need for radical re-interpretation of many of the most widely accepted but simplistic models of biological structure, function and evolution. These models demean rather than enrich our understanding of life in all its depth, complexity and diversity.

What’s Wrong With ‘I’ and ‘We’?

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The Four distinctive kinds of ‘I-abuse’ and ‘we-abuse’ that arise from imposing a false discontinuity between energy and space are identified and their damaging influence briefly described in this article. Natural Inclusional awareness of all form as flow-form, a mutual inclusion of energy in space and space in energy, relieves and releases from all these forms of identity-abuse.

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What’s Wrong With ‘I’ and ‘We’?

The Four distinctive kinds of ‘I-abuse’ and ‘we-abuse’ that arise from imposing a false discontinuity between energy and space are identified and their damaging influence briefly described in this article. Natural Inclusional...

08-01-2018 Hits:311 Biological Science and Ecology

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Self as a Natural Centre of Circulation

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Introduction to Natural Inclusion

It's always fun imagining what might have brought you here to explore the Natural Inclusion website. Perhaps you've come across the term in a book or on the internet? Or...

07-01-2018 Hits:133 About Natural Inclusion

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What Stops The Penny Dropping?

Why abstract-mindedness prevents the natural inclusional penny from dropping? A brief poetic reflection on what locks most people in to a damaging perception of reality that automatically prevents receptivity to what...

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