Signs of Meaning in the Universe

Signs of Meaning

Indiana University Press 1996


Through ten chapters the book will show how we humans live, like all other animals, plants, protists, fungi, and bacteria within a semisphere. It will follow the growth of this semiosphere from the infant beginnings around seven hundred thousand years after the big bang right up to the plants and animals of today. And it will follow the semiosphere into the heart of organisms, to where cells swarm around a cacophony of messages. It is demonstrated how it was posssible for these swarming cells finally to turn into thought swarms within human beings who knew how to talk to one another asnd could differentiated between good and evil.

Contents, Signs of meaning

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