Incompressible Dynamics

Everyone understands the dynamics of cause and effect; but how many people can say they understand the “Dynamics of Evolution and Emergent Complexity”…

This question is more important than you might think, for it could be said that we are on the verge of an inflection point in human history, where an ever more interconnected world means that we are fast leaving behind the old linear paradigm of simple cause and effect, and entering a whole new nonlinear age of  “Accelerated Evolution of Emergent Complexity”…

This website is dedicated to “Understanding the Dynamics of Emergent Complexity”.  For close on 400 years now science has honed its understanding of the obvious dynamics of simple cause and effect; but the reality of everyday life is the really interesting stuff is increasingly the result of the not-so-obvious dynamics of emergent complexity…

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My journey to understand Complexity was kick-started in 1994 by a book (by author M. Mitchell Waldrop) called “Complexity – The Emerging Science at the edge of Order and Chaos”.  In this book the author suggested that complexity should not occur because it seems to defy the Second Law of Thermodynamics (SLOT) and the concept of maximizing “Entropy”.

I had come across the SLOT in school and college and knew it dealt with the spontaneous distribution of energy, but could not remember much about the concept of entropy.  To my surprise, when I looked it up, I found that entropy was associated with disorder; and that according to physicists everything in the universe spontaneously moves towards disorder — which was certainly not my experience, nor my understanding of nature’s evolution.

This apparent conflict between evolution and a fundamental law of physics sparked my curiosity.  I became curious to understand why physicists would believe such a thing, but furthermore, and more importantly, I began to wonder “what is the source of nature’s spontaneous order and complexity?”

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This website is dedicated to uncovering the “universal source” of spontaneous order and complexity.  This section on “incompressible dynamics” focuses on a simply fact that is rarely, if ever, highlighted about the SLOT; the fact that it relies heavily on the “Damping Effect” of the “Law of Large Numbers” (LLN)…

This section will investigate the concept of a “Reverse Law of Large Numbers” (RLLN), and examine what effect the two different forms of the RLLN have on all fluid-like systems, and how the interplay of both brings about nature’s astonishing complexity, as the inevitable evolutionary result of “The Integration of Incompressible Dynamics”

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