The Consequences of Complexity

We have an institutional bias towards complexity and assume that systems described as more complex or further evolved are necessarily better. Likewise the forces of selection and evolution that act against complexity limit its expansion.

Successive Increases in Complexity require successively less Entropy to Dissipate

2.1) For any system, each successive state changes towards increased complexity required less energy be dissipated before the next increase in complexity of the system.

Each subsequent change towards greater complexity requires less and less comotion to be dissipated. Each successive state in evolving complexity requires less to change in order to be achieved.

Successive Decreases in Complexity require successively more Entropy to be Inputted

2.2) For any system, each successive state changes towards decreased complexity (reduction towards simplicity) requires more and more energy be inputted to reduce a system to simpler and even simpler components.

Each subsequent change towards greater simplicity requires more and more comotion to be dissipated. Each successive state in devolving complexity requires more to change and more energy to be inputted in order to be achieved.

The More Complex a System becomes, the less energy is required to be inputted to reduce the complexity of the System

2.3) Systems of increasing complexity become increasingly fragile and less and less energy is required the devolve complex systems to simpler forms.

 

Thermodynamics, Number Theory and The Goilden Ratio
Creation, Evolution and the Golden Rule
Theory of Order
Why Fibonacci and Gibonacci sequences appear everywhere in nature,
and how simple combinatoric math can describe how a Universe with simple beginnings evolved into a complex form