The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"

The Creation Of Information

The universe before the Big Bang was in a state of equilibrium. That means minimal information and minimal order. That means maximum entropy. Today it is in a state of non-equilibrium, which implies that entropy declined, which contradicts the second law of Thermodynamics. The solution of the apparent paradox is gravitation: gravitation causes the creation of order (and therefore information).

Gravitation also solves the other puzzle: where did the initial energy come from? It turns out that gravitation behaves like negative energy that equals the positive energy that has created all matter: the two together yield zero energy. There is no need for an initial source of energy to start the Big Bang.

One oddity still remains: the effect of creating the universe does have a visible effect, and that is the many ordered structures that we see in the sky. In other words, the creation of the universe has created an entropy gap. Information has been created that was not there. Where did it come from?


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