Re: poly: Time flies like a froot loop

From: Damien Broderick <>
Date: Sat Feb 14 1998 - 02:30:57 PST

At 11:44 AM 2/13/98 -0800, Forrest wrote:

>doesn't seem to address the evolution of dynamical systems!
>I would pay particular attention to the response from Ilya Prigogine
>("Brussels School") on this.

One of the urls has a review from Roger Coveney making just this point, and
Huw's reply.

As far as I can see, the *details* of any conventionally-arrowed evolution
are irrelevant to Price's point abt the `view from nowhen'. I do suspect
that he might come unstuck at the event horizon of any info-destroying
black hole, which in time-reversed mode is seen as emitting all manner of
complex goodies in defiance of any previous history. I put this to Greg
Egan (who'd drawn the book to my atention) and he didn't agree that there's
a problem.

>John Cramer is giving a talk Saturday to a small group (NSS Seattle
>chapter) which I'll try to make. Do you have any questions for him?

It'd be nice to know if he's read Price and what he makes of this approach
cf. his own.

Regards, Damien Broderick
Received on Fri Feb 13 23:38:36 1998

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