Compressibility, laws of nature, initial conditions and complexity

20 Sep 2017Sergio ChibbaroAngelo Vulpiani

We critically analyse the point of view for which laws of nature are just a mean to compress data. Discussing some basic notions of dynamical systems and information theory, we show that the idea that the analysis of large amount of data by means of an algorithm of compression is equivalent to the knowledge one can have from scientific laws, is rather naive... (read more)

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