Are Human Beings really that different from Coral Reefs? I argue that "ecosystem" merging is a better way to look at the rise of complex life than "mutation" and "reproduction" ... in this light, each of our organs is likely the distant ancestor/remnant of an ancient microbial ecosystem. These ecosystems merged to form the modern human body. We are not so different from walking talking coral reefs.
The rate of expansion of the phylogenetic tree is obviously linked to the modes in which
organisms reproduce. When we look at modes of reproduction -- they mirror gradient descent: both are processes to optimize functions that reduce entropy in an environment. Given this fact -- the Cambrian explosion has to be explained by a higher rate of DNA recombination. 1:1 averaging of one organism is only recent... in the past large ecosystems were probably averaged together. As organisms reach optima, they switch modes of reproduction.
Noah’s (genetic) Ark
In this article I describe a few systems that could be used to transfer intelligent life on to an arbitrary life sustaining planet. One such system can be created by current technology. The second system utilizes a star system to encode modulations that result in patterns that code for intelligent life. Such a system would prove the existence of higher intelligence and this claim is verifiable by comparing genetic information found on the planet with the configuration and graviational motions of the star systems around us