A quick set of links on exaptation / preadaption (with a link into anticipation)

Eirini Malliarki on twitter asked for “the best resources/reads on the use of analogy in invention & innovation”

Marco Valente mentioned exaptation.

My links:

This is a nice intro to the concept (preadaptation): https://evolution-outreach.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1007/s12052-008-0053-8

And this shows the transition from preadapation to exaption https://academic.oup.com/biolinnean/article/121/2/239/2981978

Kauffman is good on it: https://youtube.com/watch?v=xbbCYSdfcZc

And this is a must-watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWo7-azGHic

This is also a nice intro to Rosen https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Robert-Rosen%27s-anticipatory-systems-Louie/d7d8745a34482dd02eb00fb4a329f8d48634281a (not the same point but parallel)

And https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226307536_On_Emergence_Agency_and_Organization

all of this leads to https://stream.syscoi.com/2021/01/13/the-world-is-not-a-theorem/

which is all wildly exciting to me 🙂

The universe is greebling.