Ask A Genius 36 – Informational Cosmology 12

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 36 - Informational Cosmology 12 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 17, 2016 Scott: Persistent structures at all scales in the universe have evolved to be resistant to decay, informational decay. They’re like buffers – like the shielding of solar systems from the interstellar medium because of the heliosphere. …

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Ask A Genius 35 – Informational Cosmology 11

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 35 - Informational Cosmology 11 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 15, 2016 Scott: Matter in the universe represents structures. Information-based structures representative of external structure, a material framework. Rick: You and I have been poking at what are the matter equivalents of informational structures. Looking at our universe, …

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Ask A Genius 34 – Informational Cosmology 10

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 34 - Informational Cosmology 10 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 13, 2016 Scott: What about concept clusters? Rick: The concept clusters, or the chunks of information in your brain, are in the order of 100,00 things in your brain. The concept of running. The concept of farting. It …

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Ask A Genius 33 – Informational Cosmology 9

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 33 - Informational Cosmology 9 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 11, 2016 Scott: How would you estimate the information in the universe? Rick: There are various estimates. You could look at the average density in the universe. Some people have estimate that the number of particles, basically hydrogen …

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Ask A Genius 32 – Informational Cosmology 8

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 32 - Informational Cosmology 8 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 10, 2016 Scott: Are most photons not captured by other things in the universe? They traverse, lose energy. Rick: The craziest statistics that nobody knows. There’s many of them, but one of them is that only one trillionth …

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Ask A Genius 31 – Informational Cosmology 7

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 31 - Informational Cosmology 7 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 9, 2016 Scott: In informational cosmology, what is the bias towards complexity, towards information, towards order – negentropy? Rick: I think one of the biggest discoveries in physics was the discovery of entropy, which is the measure of …

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Ask A Genius 30 – Informational Cosmology 6

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 30 - Informational Cosmology 6 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 8, 2016 Scott: What about information rather than nothing? Rick: The idea of information being in charge rather than nothing is more hopeful. If everything is part of information contained in some consciousness, if consciousness is the containing …

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Ask A Genius 29 – Informational Cosmology 5

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 29 - Informational Cosmology 5 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 7, 2016 Scott: What about the unification of the operations of the universe under a scientific framework? Rick: Starting around the time of Newton. Galileo did some stuff under the scientific umbrella, but Newton was the first creator …

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Ask A Genius 28 – Informational Cosmology 4

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 28 - Informational Cosmology 4 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 6, 2016 Scott: If “guarantee” and “can” have similarity there, the winking out you’re talking about is imperceptibly small, to us, moments linked together with an implied past and set of possible futures. Rick: The way I look …

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Ask A Genius 27 – Informational Cosmology 3

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 27 - Informational Cosmology 3 Scott Douglas Jacobsen and Rick Rosner December 5, 2016 Scott: One thing comes to mind. The separation in magnitudes between the quantum and the relativistic. Persistent structures such as electrons being locked into orbit around nuclei, protons and neutrons. Those are informationally something. Higher-up, you …

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