Re: Selfishness (Was: Re: Polemics for longevity)

From: Bryan Moss (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2000 - 14:34:05 MST

Robert Bradbury wrote:

> Robert F. discusses it a bit in Xenology. The universe is
> "setup" to allow molecules to form [...]

Speaking of the Universe, complexity, etc... wouldn't a
universe that allowed very little complexity be home to more
'far out' creatures than a universe with a great deal of
complexity, since the route to complexity in the former
universe would be more 'bizzare'...? And if you consider
that complexity does not imply intelligent conscious beings,
perhaps intelligent conscious beings are a product of the
contrived route our low-complexity universe has to take to
produce complexity. (A high-complexity universe would seem
to be more likely to produce a more diverse range of complex
beings, but I'm not sure if this is necessarily so.)

Just a thought,


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