And there is the example of Newton conceiving his mechanics, then developing the math to describe/mathematically express it. It always puts me in awe of the whole sheebang when I consider these sorts of examples. I find I wish I had the math background to express my ‘new paradigm’ for reality, my dimensions and variables and continua notion which considers life as sourced in a distinct dimension as real as space or time, and spirit sourced in a dimension as real as the others. It would make mathematical the concept of higher order beings, like humans, and Angels, etc.
It seems to me that the will to live is field-like in its behavior, i.e. fecundity principle or life principle. The universe, biosphere, collectives of organism, individual organisms, functions within organism and individual cells all struggle to survive and hierarchically at that.
The functions of an organism (e.g. cardiovascular) cooperate and the organism survives, individual organisms (e.g. army ants) cooperate and the collective survives, etc.
This behavior is also mentioned in Romans 8, the willful creature.
It may be inter-dimensional as Lisa Randall suggests gravity might be.
Any hoot, thats what I would expect.