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Spurious, Emergent Laws in Number Worlds

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School of Computer Science, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/136, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Philosophies 2019, 4(2), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies4020017
Received: 12 February 2019 / Revised: 4 April 2019 / Accepted: 8 April 2019 / Published: 16 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Contemporary Natural Philosophy and Philosophies - Part 2)
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Abstract

We study some aspects of the emergence of lógos from xáos on a basal model of the universe using methods and techniques from algorithmic information and Ramsey theories. Thereby an intrinsic and unusual mixture of meaningful and spurious, emerging laws surfaces. The spurious, emergent laws abound, they can be found almost everywhere. In accord with the ancient Greek theogony one could say that lógos, the Gods and the laws of the universe, originate from “the void,” or from xáos, a picture which supports the unresolvable/irreducible lawless hypothesis. The analysis presented in this paper suggests that the “laws” discovered in science correspond merely to syntactical correlations, are local and not universal. View Full-Text
Keywords: Number world; spurious law; emergent law Number world; spurious law; emergent law
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Calude, C.S.; Svozil, K. Spurious, Emergent Laws in Number Worlds. Philosophies 2019, 4, 17.

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