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10 Oct 2016 Minor extensions, including reference to three interacting evolved networks: of designs, of niches and of construction kits. Also new title and subtitle.
30 June 2016 Further substantial revision following presentation at a conference in Jerusalem, and later revisions. This format does not work well displayed on Slideshare: instead view the PDF at my cs.bham web site.http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cogaff/misc/construction-kits..pdf
11 Sep 2015: Substantial expansion and reorganisation for half day tutorial at ESSENCE summer school, Edinburgh University, August 2015:
13 May 2015: Further expansion and minor reformatting, especially first page.
18 Apr 2015: Reorganised and re-formatted, with additional content added.
17 Feb 2015: Expanded. More diagrams added. Clarified. Referred to Physicist P.W. Anderson's famous anti-reductionist 1972 paper: More is different, in Science, New Series, Vol. 177, No. 4047. (Aug. 4, 1972), pp. 393-396.
11 Feb 2015: Further reorganisation, clarification.
1- 4 Feb 2015: much tidying up, reorganisation, clarification.
26 Jan 2015: added conclusion and challenge for physicists. (Presenting at Sussex University on 27th Jan 2015)
24 Jan 2015: replaced intermediate construction kit (ICK) with derived construction kit(DCK)
21 Jan 2015: abstract added. Further reorganisation
6 Jan 2015: minor corrections and formatting improvements.
N.B. not all the links work in the Slideshare version. The original is available at:
A draft attempt to characterise requirements for a Fundamental Construction Kit (FCK) provided by the physical universe, and a variety of Derived Construction Kits (DCKs) required at various stages in the evolution of life on earth, including production of various mathematical and later on meta-mathematical capabilities. This adds to the requirements normally considered by physicists and cosmologists thinking about "theories of everything". This is still an early draft document, mainly extending the Turing-Inspired Meta-Morphogenesis research programme presented here: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cogaff/misc/meta-morphogenesis.html
There is a vast amount of work to be done, and many more questions than answers.