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systems

Viral Altruism and the Logic of Self-Propagation

A logic of self-organisation, information-pattern replication and complexity appears at every inflection of discovery to reveal itself as some kind of explanatory “master key”.

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systems

Information Density

Information density is an interesting concept.

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culture

The Uncertainty Zeitgeist

Substantive, meaningful content in our shared information spaces is suffering from an information-systems evolutionary selection mechanism that is implicitly biased towards continuity over coherence.

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Philosophy

Emergent Complexity as Logical and Material Inevitability

The emergence of structured and patterned complexity may just be an inevitable consequence of a Cosmos in which the self-replicating, iterating logical process of self-replication itself represents the simplest, low-energy (and minimal algorithmic information complexity) state of any dynamical process.

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Philosophy physics

Consciousness as Emergent Quantum Phenomena ?

Is consciousness an emergent phenomena from the mysteriously unintelligible sub-microscopic world of quantum mechanics ? Yes, and no.

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culture Philosophy Psychology

Positive Feedback Loops and the Emptiness of Self

Self and subjective psychological depth may be little more than a convenience – a fabrication or persistent fantasy and self-propagating illusion.

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Philosophy

The Cosmological and Computational Ties that Bind

What is it that binds the Cosmos to unified principles and patterns of physical laws and constants ?

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culture

Cultural Systems and Useful Entropy

Even apparently useless phenomena usually have an implicit purpose or reason to exist. It just requires a little lateral thought to untangle the complexity a little…

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life

Aperture, Pattern and Emptiness

Consider this unravelling vessel, this body…