Biosemiotics (all levels of biological sign processes) explores the biologic and evolutionary emergence of meaning, intentionality and the psychic world. Grounded in the theory of C. S. Peirce and T. A. Sebeok, this paper expands on what Jesper Hoffmeyer terms “Evolutionary Intentionality” or the power present in code-duality (the organism itself and DNA). It is shown that dominant human activities (sexuality, religion, science, sports warfare, biopower, and so on) are cultural biosemioses (biological message flows) explaining fundamental reality, viz., the copying of genes and coding of proteins for two competing evolutionary adaptations for species survival: classical vertical gene transfer and quantum horizontal gene transfer. The problem of interpretation arises because the intentional embodied mind of Man does not understand the role of signs in the universal evolution of life due to the deceptions or secrets of biopower. Thus, the rise and expansion of biopower (itself a biosemiosis of the universal secret of sexuality or evolutionary survival) is traced from Ancient Egypt to the modern era allied to three themes: royal incest, the Christian phenomenon of sinful sex, and the production of modern sexuality as examined by Foucault. The anthropological evidence frames a cultural theory of human behavior based on biosemiotics, physics, evolutionary intentionality, and viral genetics.
|Keywords:||Biosemiotics, Viral Genetics, Evolutionary Intentionality, Horizontal Gene Transfer, Quantum State Reduction, Sovereign and Modern Biopower, Religion and Science, Sexuality, Pleasure and Perversion, Ancient Egypt and Royal Incest, Catholicism v. Gnosticism, Michel Foucault, Isis Thesis|
Author, Gaylord, Michigan, USA
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