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The underlying order

The underlying order
January 05, 2014, 02:58:04 PM
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Would you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood by using a mathematical formula? From child-parent struggles to cyber-attacks and civil unrest, they can all be explained with a simple mathematical expression called a "power-law."

In a sort of unified theory of human conflict, scientists have found a way to mathematically describe the severity and timing of human confrontations that affect us personally and as a society.

For example, the manner in which a baby's cries escalate against its parent is comparable to the way riots in Poland escalated in the lead-up to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

http://phys.org/news/2013-12-simple-mathematical-formula-human-struggles.html

Compare this to the standard/normal distribution a.k.a. "the bell curve"

Now consider the dynamics of information:

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In theory, Maxwell's demon can decrease the entropy of a system by opening and closing a door at appropriate times to separate hot and cold gas molecules. But as physicist Leó Szilárd pointed out in 1929, entropy does not decrease in such a situation because the demon's measurement process requires information, which is a form of entropy. Szilárd's so-called information heat engine, now called the Szilárd engine (SZE), demonstrates how work can be generated by using information.

...Before measurements are performed, the two atoms are prepared in a maximally entangled quantum state, and are also classically correlated. But as measurements are performed to separate the molecules, the quantum entanglement between the two atoms decreases while the classical correlation does not. It is this quantum entanglement, expressed here as quantum discord, that is used to generate work.

http://phys.org/news/2013-12-maxwell-demon-quantum.html

Underlying information connects particles and provides a framework for energy distribution.



Re: The underlying order
January 07, 2014, 01:03:41 AM
"Would you believe that a broad range of human struggles can be understood by using a mathematical formula? From child-parent struggles to cyber-attacks and civil unrest, they can all be explained with a simple mathematical expression called a "power-law." "

Sounds like something I would think up. Lol.

Re: The underlying order
January 07, 2014, 04:26:59 AM
Hmm. Reminds me of an Isaac Asimov series that centers around one man who finds a formula for predicting the future of human social upheavel and evolution. Even then, things did not always go so well for his followers.