• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-11

Original Article

The Ubiquitousness of Prey-Predator Relationship (PPR), the Law of Purposive Association and Fundamental Questions in Evolution


Objectives: To generalize Prey-Predator Relationship (PPR) so that entire evolutionary process can be interpreted as a chain of Prey-Predator Relationships working by a law of mutual purposive association. Methods: Analysis and generalization of Prey-Predator Relationship, Meta-evolutionary analysis of evolution of life as well as of species using generalized Prey-Predator Relationship. Findings: The evolutionary urge proceeding from the cosmic mind manifests in the nonliving resulting in emergence of life and in the living leading to evolution of species. Progressive evolution of humans and beyond the human stage by the generalized Prey-Predator Relationship operating in the domain of the mind to gradually eliminate instinct and intellect leading to evolution of intuition. Successive evolutionary stages are found to be atom-molecule, moleculemacromolecule, macromolecule-life, life-instinct, instinct-intellect and intellect-intuition in that order. Certain important commonalities like common phylum etc. are found to be the bases of purposive association. Both prey and predator evolve through their relationship. Applications/Improvements: We generalize Prey-Predator Relationships to include elimination of qualities or traits rather than mere consumption of prey by the predator. We propose a law of purposive association to explain evolution of life from non-living and the entire course of evolution of species up to the human stage and beyond. 

Keywords: Domestication, Evolutionary Urge, Meta-Evolution, Parasitism, Prey-Predator Relationship, Purposive Association 


Subscribe now for latest articles and news.