Higher Dimensional Science

ORIGINS Magazine Seminar 11: San Diego - c. 1986 / (011)

Thompson reviews the central arguments of the BBT magazine, Origins: Higher Dimensions in Science, in the conclusion to this series of lectures. He considers how both the second law of thermodynamics and information theory present challenges for introducing complexity into a closed system. Thompson proposes that analyses that include an ultimate principle more sophisticated than mechanistic reductionism could offer a superior comprehensive analysis.