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Re: The universe as a computer system

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Posted by Obsolete Monarch on Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 05:45:32 :

In Reply to: The universe as a computer system posted by ELDRAS on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 03:04:50 :

RULE #1: NEVER say "never" or "always".

I'm not a physicist or cosmologist, but I read that there are exceptions to various "universal" laws. For example, matter cannot jump to different points in space instantaneously. In order to go from point A to point B, I must travel through all points between. Even light must obey this law. Yet on a subatomic level, electrons jump from one electron layer to the next in "zero time", meaning they jump from point A to point B WITHOUT travelling inbetween. Cutting edge physics is finding that the universe is not particularly logical. It can be quite arbitrary.

: from eldras:

: It isn't a new idea, just new to me.
: It's being debated on kutzweilai.net mindx.

: But as i'm designing a brain myslef, and studying a closed sysytems, i probably HAVE failed to state things i guess I thought obvious, but aren't.

: 1. The universe follows laws. Nowhere in the universe is this untrue. Black holes are largely unknown, but they still have symmetry & predictability.

: 2. All systems in the universe are predictable and most are similar.

: Drat I do find this obvious.

: 3. Cause & effect are absolute. Quantum mechanics has been returned to deterministic principles by the many worlds theory explanation of collapse or split of the universal wavelength.

: 4. There are heirachies, systems and sub systems.

: 5. There are cycles.

: 6. There is mutation/evolution and we can create this in artificial software ponds see the link then look ar Darwin Pond in the list.

: What's happening there is bots are created on software and programmed to cross-breed for characteristics you define.

: But another way of stating this is not that there is a purpose, but that it just happens.

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