Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Cosmic Evolution and the Powers of Ten

Many physical quantities span vast ranges of magnitude. Figures 0.1 and 0.2 use images to indicate the range of lengths and times that are of importance in physics.http://physicalworld.org/restless_universe/html/ru_intro_B.html


Why Is The Universe Complex? Broken Symmetries, Information, Energy,  Work
Next, step: Where to asymmetric crystals and other things come from? By breaking symmetries. The universe started highly symmetric. So for assymetries to arise, those initial symmetries must have been, and even today, continue to be broken.
I want next to show that broken symmetries, absolutely natural in physics, biology, economics, cultural evolution, can arise spontaneously, and become new sources of free energy by which work can be done. But work per unit time is power hence a first step to Chaisson’s increasing power density per gram universe over time.Stuart Kauffman-http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2010/06/30/128212122/why-is-the-universe-complex-broken-symmetries-information-energy-work#more

The Rise of Complexity in Nature

Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Human Kind
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