Mental Models and Change LO29571

From: Systhinc (
Date: 11/25/02

Replying to LO29486 --

The point remains that entropy is created more rapidly within order. No?

John Zavacki

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit
on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."
-Albert Einstein, On relativity

>From: "AM de Lange" <>

>I can recommend at that site Swenson and Turvey's "Thermodynamic Reasons
>for Perception-Action Cycles". [Fellow learner's will remember that i
>differ with Swenson on only one issue -- the "entropy maximisation"
>principle.] Their article makes a heavy demand on one's cognitive
>capacity, but that is how anything complex works.

[... big snip by your host...]

>One collorary is than an over organised system will have little free
>energy available so that little action can be expected from it. Another
>collary is that a disordered system, having used up most of its free
>energy in the disordering, also will have little free energy left over so
>that also little action can be expected from it. This brings me to the
>following question. When a person's mentality is such that his/her
>behaviour changes little, is it because of an over organised mind or a
>disordered mind? I leave it up to fellow learners to contemplate the
>answer to this question.


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