Does ontogeny recapitulate also the future phylogeny at the level of genes and memes?
Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny means that the morphogenesis of the embryo repeats the evolutionary steps leading to the organism. One might ask whether and how this process is realized at the level of genes and memes (introns expressing themselves electromagnetically): this could provide further understanding of the mysterious “junk DNA”. Combining this question with some recent puzzling findings leads to a rather radical revision of the view about evolution proceeding through random mutations. a) One of the great surprises of year reported in New Scientist was that corals, which represent the first life forms possessing neurons, share a lot of genes of higher vertebrates. The observation that corals are above other organisms in the evolution in the sense that double cell layers appear as a basic structural units instead of a single cell, led to the crazy sounding idea that corals are perhaps extra (or intra-)terrestrial life forms, which have served as a gene bank for the evolution