Biology / Incompleteness / Philosophy / Science

Evolution as an Informal Process

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
Biological evolution is an example of an informal process of development, showing that such processes are  actually possible in the physical world. There is certainly no single formal theory that describes how all the different genes and organisms it generated came into being. In an organism, there are some processes…

Aesthetics / Cognitive Science / Computer Science / Creativity / Incompleteness / Neuroscience / Philosophy / Science

Formal Systems and Creative Systems

Each formal system, be it an algorithm, a formal theory made up of axioms and rules of inference, a formal grammar describing a set of strings of characters, or whatever kind of formalism, is a finite length text, so it contains only a finite amount of information. So even if a very large, infinite or … Continue reading

Cognitive Science / Computer Science / Creativity / Incompleteness / Neuroscience / Philosophy / Science

Explaining Creativity – A Roadmap

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
The distinctions made in my previous article seem to have left some of my readers perplexed because it is not quite clear what they are good for. Well, they are the first step of a line of thought that is difficult to put into a single blog article. Unlike scientific…

Civilization / Cognitive Science / Computer Science / Creativity / Culture / Incompleteness / Neuroscience / Philosophy / Science

Layers of Cognition

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
We might think of the world and ourselves as a layered system, like an onion. These layers have no fixed borders, they are just a way to orient ourselves in the matter, like a map, but looking at the matter this way might be useful. We may think of the…