One universe made up of all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle of being, and one law, the reason, shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.
—MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS
The mind of nature is not only ingenious but parsimonious. She starts with a configuration of elements in space, sets them in motion, then sits back and waits patiently for billions of years until the program inherent in the original configuration develops into the organism known as the earth, accompanied by nearly 14 million species that survived the evolutionary trial by fire.
The development of organisms, and all natural physical systems, arises from patterns efficaciously programmed to reach out into their environment and take what they need to grow further and then fission in order to replicate themselves—computer science practiced on biological looms. These patterns both stabilize and grow by various mechanics, including equilibrium, homeostasis,