Stimuli with Biological Significance
Life lives on negative entropy (6). It is only by the exploitation of the spatial and temporal orderliness in their environment that organisms can survive in a world governed by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Lorenz (6) has eloquently stated that [a living system] „very much like a prairie fire greedily gathers energy and, in a positive feedback cycle, becomes able to gather more energy, and to do so the quicker, the more it has already acquired.“ Thus, the biological luxury of animal life can only exist at the expense of those heterotrophs who, until recently, were the only life forms to make efficient use of the virtually limitless and distributed energy source supplied by the sun.
KeywordsSubjective Probability Correct Rejection Uncertainty Reduction Subjective Probability Distribution Subjective Probability Estimate
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