Sunday, November 13, 2005

Evolve -- A Song That Gets It Right

A group in the Pacific Northwest, Gaia Consort, performs music that might be described as secular pagan folk rock. One of their songs, "Evolve" has got to be the coolest thing I've heard in a long time.

Life teaches life teaches life teaches life
One thing: evolve

Not only does this make me think of Chris Adami's work on increasing information content in evolution (although Adami, at least in what I've read of him, doesn't specifically address co-evolution), it really appeals to the ecology buff in me. Living things adapt to one another, whether in arms races or mutually beneficial relationships. "Life teaches life" is a beautiful way of saying this.

There's a full-length live version of the song on the Gaia Consort homepage (scroll down). I might use it for a celebration of the origin of life.

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