Life and the Second Law

Beyond its application in neuroscience, Karl Friston’s free energy principle appeals to the physicist in me, because it starts from a very elegant homeostatic (and autopoetic) argument. It is based on the assumptions that (1) living organisms can be described as stochastic dynamical systems which are (approximately) ergodic, i.e. which possess some kind of attractor, and that (2) these […]

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