Structures Complexity (was: Extropy and Life (I))

Prof. Jose Gomes Filho (
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 17:39:22 +0000

On 20 Aug 97 at 13:29, Anders Sandberg (Anders Sandberg
<>) wrote about Re: Extropy and Life (I):
> Complexity can thrive when the local entropy isn't too low or too
> high ("the edge of chaos"). The entropy flow out of the system sets
> an upper limit to the complexity of the structures which can exist in
> it.

but, considering the structures: organisms, it is possible that one
structure can change such flux, modifying, consequently, its
own complexity upper limit ... for example, is the maximum
complexity of the set of possible genetic mutations of a certain
organism (genetically based, of course...) upper limited or even
necessarily dependent on the entropy outflow ?



Prof. Gomes

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