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The Game of Life

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby dealing with it on Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:40 pm

https://youtu.be/C2vgICfQawE

Conway designed an algorithm of 4 simple rules (explained in the video) that allows for quite extraordinary feats to be performed by a grid of pixels.

I think this provides a perfect counter-example to the fine tuning argument for the Universe. There does not need to be any actual intent for the Universe to appear to be designed intelligently.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:40 am

I love the Italian phrase "ordine del kaos" — or "order from chaos" in English. Conways' Game of Life is an excellent demonstration of why consciousness may be an emergent property of the Universe, regardless of its origin.
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Re: The Game of Life

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Sepokku on Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:11 pm

It's interesting to note that the Game of Life, wouldn't work if it wasnt for Von Neumann machines. You say the game has "four simple rules" but the rules themselves are quite complicated. If you told a layman one of the rules of tag is, "It allows for Von Neumann machines." They wouldn't call the game simple, and they would demand a larger explanation. I think this only goes to show how contrived our lives are and how much more likely Creationism is (or the hologram Universe/Simulation Theory)

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