Cooperating For Enhanced Survival in the Twenty-first Century
In Cooperating for Survival in the
Positive-Sum Universe, Earl Willis
proposed that the universe is actually
causal and positive sum.
This stance doesn’t mesh with current
scientific theories, but he argues we
need to look at the universe in a new
way. In this companion to his first book, Willis elaborates on his theory that the universe is real, rational, and causal, and under that basis he proposes the theory of contropy.
This theory builds upon Darwin’s theory of evolution and further describes the evolutionary process to offer a new view of the world. It provides a simpler and more accurate description of reality than prevailing views.
Willis argues that his theory explains
the dichotomy of perspectives
between many reasonable, intelligent
people regarding political, economic,
and even religious issues. These
differences all hinge on whether
someone’s fundamental point of view is individualistic or collectivist.
Get ready to explore the philosophical, political, and economic implications of the theory of contropy, and find out how we can work toward a more positive future by Cooperating for Enhanced Survival in the Twenty-First Century.
The Theory proposes that an antientropic progressive evolution of
increasingly complex structures is and has been taking place in the universe since at least the Big Bang. This is a causal generalization of Darwin’s (1859) theory of biological evolution. It further claims that this EP is being driven against entropic decay by potential that is created through positive-sum, mutually beneficial (“cooperative”) interactions.
Unlike the probabilistic standard model that underlies current science
and scientific philosophy, The Theory holds that the universe is not a fundamentally randomized system doomed to inevitable thermal death. Instead, The Theory concurs with Teilhard de Chardin’s theory that there is a clearly documented trend in the universe marked by the progressive biological evolution of increasingly complex operating
structures. Chardin showed that this trend has reached a current extreme with the state of man, which he differentiated as being unique by virtue of the capability for reflective thought, which is the basis for rational consciousness.
The Theory extends this idea to claim that the EP trend of complexification
began either at or before the Big Bang and, more importantly, that there’s no reason to conclude that this line of evolution toward higher consciousness has ended with humans.