[ExI] Why stop at glutamate?

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Thu Apr 13 09:28:18 UTC 2023

On 13/04/2023 04:49, Giovanni Santostasi wrote:
> I want to make a correction to Ben's statement that is Turtles all the 
> way down. The Turtles go deep but not all the way down. It stops in a 
> place similar to the way we derive set theory from the null set.

Hm, that's interesting. I was thinking about information (in the brain 
specifically, and other similar machines), and that the informational 
turtles go round in big complex loops, where every piece of information 
is relative to other pieces of information, so in that sense there'd be 
no end.

In the wider world, though, I'm sure you're right. I tried to read about 
information theory, conservation of information, etc., but it just 
bamboozles me. The idea of the total energy (and presumably, 
information) in the universe being zero does make sense, though (erm, 
provided there can be such a thing as 'anti-information'?).


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