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Complexity and the Arrow of Time by Charles H. Lineweaver, Paul C.W. Davies, Michael Ruse

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3 A simple treatment of complexity: cosmological entropic boundary conditions on increasing complexity

Charles H. Lineweaver

3.1 The complexity of complexity

Proud Biologist: “Life forms are more complex than stars”
Humble Astronomer: “You'd look simple too from a trillion miles away”

One of the central questions of evolutionary biology and cosmology is: is there a general trend towards increasing complexity? In order to answer that question, it would help to have a definition of complexity that can be quantified. Various definitions of complexity have been proposed (Gell-Mann, ...

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