The rules are so simple and start at the subatomic level that every new variable entered as part of the input from the previous run of the equation will end up with patterns emerging. Beautiful patterns that are incredibly complex. But change one small factor somewhere early in the process and the pattern becomes vastly different.... but the method of creating the pattern doesn't change. Pattern formation is woven into the fabric of the universe and that naturally gives rise to more ever more complex patterns. Chaos and pattern are built into nature's most basic rules.
And that applies to any system that includes feedback loops and self organization, like evolution.
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