It may come as a surprise to many to see a proposed fundamental physical theory that employs a Darwinian process at its core. Isn't Darwinism biological? What is it doing in physics?
Lee Smolin also has a cosmological theory based on a Darwinian process: Cosmological Natural Selection.
Of course Natural Selection is the central organizing principal of Biology but there are also other Biological quasi-independent theories such as the Bayesian Brain that explain much of neurobiology and behaviour in terms of a Darwinian process.
In the social sciences there are at least a dozen fields of study with 'evolutionary' in their titles: evolutionary psychology, evolutionary linguistics, evolutionary economics, evolutionary archeology etc.
In fact there are well developed scientific theories that explain the creation and evolution of much of scientific subject matter in terms of Darwinian processes. I have used the term 'Universal Darwinism' to encapsulate the idea that these theories may come to provide a unified approach to understanding the creation and evolution of scientific subject matter.
I have attempted to provide a more complete overview of these theories and some of the researchers, including Zurek, working on them at:Universal Darwinism web site