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1. Prolegomenon I


“Every new body of discovery is mathematical in form because there is no other guidance we can have”. (Darwin, 1931, p. 3)


“In my opinion, if Darwin’s theory is as simple, fundamental and basic as its adherents believe, then there ought to be an equally fundamental mathematical theory about this, that expresses these ideas with the generality, precision and degree of abstractness that we are accustomed to demand in pure mathematics”. (Chaitin, 2007).


“I have no doubt that there are other universal laws and predictive theories in ecology, evolution, and biology to be discovered. I do not know what they are, but I do know that only those imaginative investigators who believe they are there to be discovered will discover them” (Murray, 2001).