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Futility of chaos

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A complex of related ideas having to do with the impossibility of generating useful work from entropy — a position which holds against the ideas that e.g:

  • Our artistic creativity stems from the noisiness of human neurons;
  • Randomized algorithms can exhibit performance inherently superior to deterministic algorithms;
  • The human brain is a chaotic system and this explains its power; non-chaotic systems cannot exhibit intelligence.

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