Abstact: Evolution is an essential aspect of complexity, and vice versa. Change, variation, and transformation are prevalent in our universe, so it might seem difficult for evolution to reach or tend to a balance. However, evolutionary changes are not random, as natural selection sustains only viable ones. Generalizing biological evolution into an evolution of information, the same homeostatic and cybernetic principles apply at several scales: physical, chemical, biological, social, urban, and planetary. Even when characteristic of particular scales, autopoiesis, population dynamics, and ecology can be seen as different types of balance. And generalizing under an evolutionary umbrella, everything tends to a balance.
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