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Posted by Richard Ruquist on June 7, 2002 14:46:27 UTC

Here is the best summary of his work that I could find:
***Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis in his book, "Systeme de la Nature" theorized on the nature of heredity and how new species come into being. He thought that speciation took place by chance events in nature, rather than by spontaneous generation as was believed at the time. About ten years earlier he had published a book called, "Essai de Cosmologie" in which he introduced the concept of stronger animals in a population having more offspring, something akin to Darwin's theory of the survival of the fittest. ***

It seems that his principle of least action was quite mathematical. I saw no reference that god uses it, although I consider that to be quite reasonable, and Kemp came close to saying that, and the Diests(Sp?) also came close.

So unless you can provide better references, I have to conclude that you are the inventor of MP as a guiding principle in god's creation of lifeforms including intelligent ones.



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