We consider, elaborate, and present formalizations for some concepts and phenomena characterizing the science of complexity (i.e., logical openness, theoretical incompleteness, quasi-ness, self-organization and emergence, and models of dynamical coherences), which are used in the following sections. Such concepts are combined with the fact that the issues of life and intelligence are inevitably systemic in nature, as are their constituent and evolutionary processes. We then deal, as topics of complexity, with the themes of possessed or acquired properties such as the intelligence of matter, intelligence of the living, and life. We consider consciousness from self-reflexivity and self-memory. However, because life recognizes life (i.e., itself) and intelligence recognizes intelligence (i.e., itself), it seems there is a closed, self-referential loop. We then present some consequential systemic issues suitable to consider new inquiring, less self-referential approaches as based on logical openness and theoretical incompleteness for further research. Is it possible to figure out a related game for a logically closed environment, and how can this reductionistic prevalent attitude be broken: through internal interventions or necessarily external, different in nature interventions? We may call it the game of acquired intelligent life. Can it be Turing complete as in Conway’s Game of Life?
Coherence, Consciousness, Emergence, Incompleteness, Intelligence, Life, Openness, Quasi-ness
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Gianfranco Minati. (2023) Systemic Issues on the Intelligence of Matter, Intelligence, and Life. The Game of Acquired Intelligent Life. International Journal of Biology and Biomedicine, 8, 1-12