Is the universe expanding (at an accelerating rate)
because it " excretes public entropy (space) as exhaust "?

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Craig Weinberg <>wrote:

> Hi Roger,
> Yes, and its indeterminacy and non-computability is only the beginning.
> Any system whose output is unreadable to another system will be
> indeterminate and non-computable to it, but that doesn't imply
> subjectivity. Subjectivity can only be an inherent possibility in all
> possible universes - and, I suggest is is perpetually the least likely
> possibility in any given universe. This means that subjectivity itself is
> the alpha and omega continuum, the band which underlies all possibility,
> from which the illusion of objectivity arises as consensus of wavefrorm
> perturbations in the frequency band.
> I know that sounds crazy, but I think that it reconciles physics,
> information theory, consciousness, and religion.
> Entropy is not an infinite, open ended quantity, but range of infinitely
> divisible states of disconnection within a single monad of 0.00...1%
> entropy (99.99...% signal). Note the ellipsis (...) means it is a floating
> constant. The singularity of the band, the monad, perpetually defines the
> extremes of signal and entropy possibilities while the objects form at the
> public center of space and the subjects inform at the private edge of
> 'time'.
> I call this cosmology a 'Sole Entropy Well' and the quality of
> accumulating qualitative significance attributed to the totality (monad)
> which balances the observed inflation of entropy in the universe of public
> space I call solitropy. The universe is a significance machine that
> excretes public entropy (space) as exhaust.
> Craig
> On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:39:28 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote:
>>  Hi Craig Weinberg
>> I agree.
>> Consciousness is not a monople, it is a dipole:
>> Cs = subject + object
>> The subject is always first person indeterminate.
>> Being indeterminate, it is not computable.
>> QED
>> Roger Clough,
>> 8/29/2012
>> Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so
>> everything could function."
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>> If you don't like Searle's example, perhaps the above can help illustrate
>> that form is not inherently informative.
>> The implication here for me is that comp is a red herring as far as
>> ascertaining the origin of awareness.
>> Either we view computation inherently having awareness as a meaningless
>> epiphenomenal byproduct (yay, no free will), or we presume that computation
>> can and does exist independently of all awareness but that a particular
>> category of meta-computation is what we call awareness.
>> Even with the allowances that Bruno includes (or my understanding of what
>> Bruno includes) in the form of first person indeterminacy and/or non comp
>> contents, Platonic number dreams, etc - all of these can only negatively
>> assert the completeness of arithmetic truth. My understanding is that G锟斤拷del
>> (and others) are used to support this negative assertion, and I of course
>> agree that indeed it is impossible for any arithmetic system to be
>> complete, especially in the sense of defining itself completely. I suspect
>> that Bruno assumes that I don't have a deep enough understanding of this,
>> but I think that what understanding I do have is enough to persuade me that
>> this entire line of investigation is a dead end as far as explaining
>> consciousness. It only works if we assume consciousness as a possibility a
>> priori and independently of any arithmetic logic.
>> Nowhere do I find in any AI/AGI theory any positive assertion of
>> awareness. It is not enough to say **that** awareness fits into this or
>> that category of programmatic interiority or logically necessary
>> indeterminacy when the question of *what* awareness is in the first place
>> and *why* is has not been addressed at all.
>> As I demonstrate in the three lines at the top, and Searle tried to
>> demonstrate, awareness does not follow automatically from a negative
>> assertion of computability. I bring up the example of cymatics on another
>> thread. Scooping salt into a symmetrical-mandala pattern does not conjure
>> up an acoustic vibration associated with that pattern. Qualia does not
>> follow from quanta.
>> Quanta, however, could and I think does follow from qualia as a method of
>> sequestering experiences to different degrees of privacy while retaining
>> shared sense on more primitive 'public' levels. These methods would
>> necessarily be construed as automatic to insulate crosstalk between
>> channels of sense - to encourage the coherence of perceptual inertial
>> frames to develop unique significance rather than to decohere into the
>> entropy of the totality.
>> Does anyone have any positive assertion of consciousness derived from
>> either physics or arithmetic? Any need for actual feelings and experiences,
>> for direct participation?
>> Craig
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