Constant Escape: Exegesis and Study Group

constant escape

winter withered, warm
And the entropy point seems to withstand what I understand of entropy both in the physical sense and in the information sense. Its an issue that cataclysmically dwarfs all the others issues that have plagued humanity for millennia. In fact it subsumes nearly all of them, if not all.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
According to my understanding of the science, which is two degrees of approximation, we, the egos, occupy a spatio-temporally insanely unlikely set of circumstances wherein organized physical syste,s have managed to stay organized, stay alive, long enough to allow us to emerge and reflect upon it all. We would be able to make much more progress here if we had more humans thinking, rather than starving, getting persecuted for this or that reason, or just shitting their time away.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Had some wine, so the spirits are out and about. I've been feeling something of a recess of fervor lately, but perhaps things have just shifted into some dimension I;m not privy to yet.

edit: perhaps some kind of homeostasis/equilibrium
 
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suspendedreason

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@constant escape you might enjoy this Michael Levin/Dan Dennett article "Cognition all the way down"

perhaps also Karl Friston—The mathematics of mind time which goes into entropy, homeostasis, attractors as they pertain to intelligence

And then there's also a good Dennett talk at Google that goes into this, summarizing his ideas in Bach to Bacteria

all this idea that intelligence predates conscious minds, and is a principle of life itself. Intelligence as an extension of the "good regulator theorem" in cybernetics
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Thanks for the leads man, Ill check out the Dennett video.

Granted I'm not familiar with the cultures of these various fields, but it seems like the Hameroffs and the Penroses out there seem to be closing in on similar conclusions, if even provisionally, in terms of consciousness and cosmology. Then again, perhaps the extremities of these theories is regarded as pseudoscience by certain loyalists to scientism, the skepticism of whom is, needless to say, an exceptional braking/tempering mechanism here.
 
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