Seventh Law

  • Mark A. S. McMenamin
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


The seven laws of morphogenetic evolution allow us to better comprehend the constraints and possibilities of evolutionary change. Parity bits of Hamming’s error-correcting code procedure may be used to simulate the appearance and disappearance of the scleritome. The Seventh Law states that morphogenetic field vectors may be bundled or dilated in a geometrically regular fashion to generate compound eyes or their ectodermal equivalent. The discovery of these laws implies that we exist in a law-governed universe, where the operation of said laws implies repeated and predictable outcomes in the history of life.


Scleritome Morphogenetic field Clementechiton Chrysomallon Hamming’s error correction code procedure Parity bits Microdictyon 


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  • Mark A. S. McMenamin
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  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeographyMount Holyoke CollegeSouth HadleyUSA

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