Jan 22, 2006
General Evolutionary Theory
In the transferability of systemic evolutionary concepts to the social sciences, we also find an indicator for a general evolutionary theory. It can be built on the competitive testing of hypotheses in fields as evolutionary biology and economics, social systems of sociology and science. These areas can be seen as subject to specific expressions of a general process of epistemological evolution, in which hypotheses (biological mutations as simple hypotheses about "the environment", hypotheses about working business models, expectations about prices, expectations about interactions with others, plain scientific hypotheses or whole theories) are tested, selected and cumulatively developed. Research into and practical doings in each area can probably profit from the specific knowledge gained in the other areas.