Ask A Genius 398 – Proximal & Distal, Relevance & Irrelevance
September 30, 2018
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is this armature, this background structure?
Rick Rosner: The connective structure and the hardware, which you can’t see, is probably reflected in the locations and relationships among celestial objects, which you can see.
That massive information processing structures that have a lot to do with each other are going to be located close to each other in the universe. We never see the hardware but we see the relationships among specialist subsystems via what bodies in the universe are close to each other.
A quick analogy: the parts of the brain that have to do with listening is highly related to the part of the brain that has to do with speaking. Both are highly related to whatever part of the handles language.
You’ve got decoding what you hear, if it is speech into language, translating thoughts into words that you say. So, all those three rough modules will be highly connected to each other in the brain – you would assume, more connected to the part of the brain that handles walking, skipping, running, and so on.
You would expect in a universe that is a massive information map or is the information itself; you would expect the celestial bodies, the celestial structures, that encompass the information involved in speaking, listening to speaking, and words, to be close to one another in a universe composed of information. That’s reasonably clear, right?
Jacobsen: It depends on the isomorphism.
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