Singularly final unifying theories are a – or indeed, the – holy grail. The most significant barrier to unifying theories is that we expect them to be domain-specific, narrow and effectively limited – i.e. epistemologically “controlled” or even “controllable”. That’s the core problem – unified and/or unifying theories are constitutively not limited. Further, I expect […]
Context: Big Bounce Simulations Challenge the Big Bang It makes you wonder how the laws of physics themselves commute the bottleneck from one Universe to another unless they are themselves semi-Platonic forms of logical necessity. Perhaps there is a reductive inevitability in the laws of physics as being the minimally complex form (i.e. as per […]
The proliferating, bubbling, effervescent diffusion of information abstractions in (and as) cultural and economic – ergo financial – systems nowhere reveals itself as so much smoke and mirrors than, ironically, where it assumes such literal gravity and influence over our lives and experience. I am fascinated by the autonomous methods and optimal functions of system […]
More cosmological enigmas are upon us. The statement that “disparate observed properties of the Universe appear to be mutually inconsistent” is awesome. It is endlessly entertaining that we are all so constantly surprised to discover that these discontinuities and (apparent) logical enigmas arise. When they do emerge as artefacts of observation, it suggests that radical […]
There is no “best” theory, there are only progressively “better” ones.
For a Universe to have spontaneously emerged from nothing may be an alternate view on the the same fact as that it has always existed. It is not the logic which fails so much as the implicit (or apparent) boundaries of our own minds.
Information density is an interesting concept.
From an Algorithmic Information Theory and general systems perspective, matter can be conceived of as an optimally concise algorithmic compression of energy.
What is it that binds the Cosmos to unified principles and patterns of physical laws and constants ?
A good dose of humility is required to allow humanity sufficient and plausible opportunities to continue to exist. We are everywhere beset by distraction and psychological confusion as to our significance and purpose…
The Anthropic Principle: To assert that the Universe must necessarily have been perfectly-tuned for the eventual emergence of your self is the Ultimate Tautology.