I’m proud to announce that Origin of Mind was recently on Amazon’s top 100 Bestseller list for “evolution” books! It made it to #66 in the USA, #14 in Canada and #63 in Germany.
Another problem with measuring complexity can be approached through a related concept, entropy. Entropy was defined first by Rudolf Clausius. He was interested in generating work from steam engines and found that, “Heat can never pass from a colder to a warmer body without some other change …” (Clausius, 1867). Over time this principle was … Continue reading Part 3: Entropy, Energy and Order (excerpt from “Origin of Mind: a history of systems”)
So, how does transformation occur in a scale free universe? How do you talk about ‘what’ caused ‘what’ and ‘when’ if everything we currently know of is made of some unknown level of fine grained energy relationships? We cannot. Until we develop better measurement technology we will not know for sure what is down there. … Continue reading Part 2: Complexity and Information (excerpt from “Origin of Mind: a history of systems”)