Given sufficient complexity, energy or information flow and time, the logical end-state of any particular process need not itself under analysis appear as though rationally derived or even substantively plausible. Continue reading Impossible Things
The Universe is under absolutely no obligation to be (or become) intelligible and neither, it seems, as incorporate microcosms of whatever all this grand dancing complexity is, are we. Continue reading Long Days and Short Lives on Planet Earth
If automation is only limited by the boundaries of what we can describe, are we actually capable of describing those entities, processes, objects and systems of non-trivially sophisticated complexity with which we all must eventually and inevitably engage ? Continue reading The Limits of Automation
What is it that binds the Cosmos to unified principles and patterns of physical laws and constants ? Continue reading The Cosmological and Computational Ties that Bind
Can the Universe be said to be computational ? Algorithmic ? Can distantly-connected parts of a unified physical totality really manifest computation as we currently understand it ? Continue reading A Computational Universe ?
Countering stupid ideas proves to be a matter of some subtlety and intelligence… Continue reading On Stupid Ideas and Clever Solutions
Misunderstanding the world in fundamental ways, as we generally do, we more often (and collectively) seek continuity and security in those things which are only very rarely able to provide them… Continue reading The Outer Limits of Knowledge