Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Explaining Materialism - Thermodynamics and Life by Paul Cockshott
There is no Royal Road to Science as Marx reminded us therefore if we want to understand materialism in 21st Century we must make some effort.
This video explains how the laws of thermodynamics made the formation of life and order almost inevitable.
It draws on the recent advances of Jeremy England and ideas from Stuart Kauffman.
Paul Cockshott brings materialism and materialist dialectics into the 21st Century relegating Hegelian sophistry to history.
I think the late Professor J D Bernal* would have been impressed with the thermodynamics of life.
The Thermodynamics of Life confirms that materialist dialectics not religion and philosophic idealism offer the road to understanding the origins of life.
* J.D,Bernal was a Marxist Scientist who experimented in creating conditions for life
LONG LIVE DE RERUM NATURA
Posted by nickglais on 7/10/2018 02:33:00 PM