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Posted Mar 26, 2021 at PennyBun
Entropy as Measure of Uncertainty, as von Neumann Interpreted Boltzmann's Meaning "Information Theory, Relative Entropy and Statistics Fran¸cois Bavaud Introduction: the relative entropy as an epistemological functional "Shannon’s Information Theory (IT) (1948) definitely established the purely mathematical nature of entropy and relative entropy, in contrast to the previous identification by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at PennyBun
Be back in a bit for this. (The excerpted words below, keeping my place, are from a wondrous post at https://betterexplained.com/ ) When Richard Feynman was asked what information he would leave to humanity to rebuild in the event all knowledge was lost, he said that information would be "All... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at PennyBun
Descriptions of Nature depend on defining The System, and defining what is "conserved" in terms of what remains INSIDE The System following some reaction or experiment or event, and what is "not conserved" because it passes OUTSIDE The System, into The Surroundings ("the rest of the universe" that is not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at PennyBun
If "the particle" truly does not exist, then how is our partial description not a complete description of the world? Quantum mechanics seems to get to the unavoidable subjectivity and lag of personal measurement of the world with an instrument like the brain that "assembles" or "constructs" or "adds together"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at PennyBun
In My Beginning is My End: A Partial Description of Nature Compare to The Principle of Least Action, Home, Always Returning Toward Home, No Such Thing as perfection, no free energy, no separation, no distance, but only trying Infinity and Equilibrium as states from which nature is displaced, and toward... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at PennyBun
We are as physically dependent on partial descriptions of Nature as we are on food. This dependence is imposed as a condition on accessing "the give," or the forgiveness in the just application of the law. There are other accounts of Nature that forbid give in the given, or assert... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at PennyBun
Nature partially described by Dr. Steven Weinberg Excerpt to follow, and this account of nature is the one I rely upon to examine the give in the given. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at PennyBun
Be right back, but for now, yes, "We are stardust," but we are not stars. Yes, we are "billion[s]-year-old carbon," but we are only partially described by what we are made of. How we are made into lawful processes of carbon breaking and bonds that make us feel separate from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at PennyBun
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at PennyBun