On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 05:26:02PM +0200, Telmo Menezes wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Alberto G. Corona <agocor...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> >
> > However a darwinian process is a natural process. In a block universe, there
> > is no such darwinian process (because there is no process of any kind at
> > all).
> Not sure I understand why there is no process of any kind in a block universe.

In a trivial way, there is no "change" in a block universe. But in a
somewhat less trivial way, there are no irreversible processes in a
block universe

> > Simply some paths in the block universe maintain the entropy constant
> > against the surroundings. These paths are living beings along their lines of
> > time.
> I'm not sure I can agree that, for example, a program in the Tierra
> environment maintains a constant entropy against the environment.
> Could you describe more precisely what you mean?

Its more of an entropy pump. Chris Adami has written some stuff on
that, using a related system called Avida.


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