Dispersal (Entropy) and Recognition (Information) as Foundations of Emergence and Dissolvence

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Title
Dispersal (Entropy) and Recognition (Information) as Foundations of Emergence and Dissolvence
Journal
Entropy
Author(s)
Testa Bernard
ISSN
1099-4300
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Volume
11
Number
4
Pages
993-1000
Language
english
Abstract
The objective of this essay is to reflect on a possible relation between entropy and emergence. A qualitative, relational approach is followed. We begin by highlighting that entropy includes the concept of dispersal, relevant to our enquiry. Emergence in complex systems arises from the coordinated behavior of their parts. Coordination in turn necessitates recognition between parts, i.e., information exchange. What will be argued here is that the scope of recognition processes between parts is increased when preceded by their dispersal, which multiplies the number of encounters and creates a richer potential for recognition. A process intrinsic to emergence is dissolvence (aka submergence or top-down constraints), which participates in the information-entropy interplay underlying the creation, evolution and breakdown of higher-level entities.
Keywords
Entropy, Dispersal, Information, Recognition, Coherent Behavior, Emergence, Dissolvence, Free Amino-Acids, Mathematical-Theory, Side-Chains, Communication, Lipophilicity, Constraints, Residues
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Yes
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20/08/2019 15:26
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