Not so spontaneous maybe?

A new book called Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order examines symptoms of Synchronicity — concerning evidence of “spontaneous order” evident throughout nature. The book does a service by pointing out the many instances which give evidence of an inherent coordination and order embedded into nature.

The reviews stop short of summarizing this phenomenon as “intelligence.” In my opinion, to assume that this “order” is “spontaneous” requires as much faith as assuming this “order” is some sort of “intelligence.”

Occam’s Razor be damned. “Intelligence” does not necessarily have to be more complex than randomness. Emergence is in essence a pretty simple candidate for an intelligent mechanism, seems to me.

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