Life, Meaning, and Entropy

I just watched a very nice video about our short time on this planet. I particularly like how he says we “defy entropy and impermanence through our films and our poems”. I would only add that we also transcend it through the human enterprise we call science. It reminds me of the mantra “leave the world a better place”, and I hope I do that in my small way.

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About brianblais

I am a professor of Science and Technology at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and a research professor in the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems, Brown University. My research is in computational neuroscience and statistics. I teach physics, meteorology, astonomy, theoretical neuroscience, systems dynamics, artificial intelligence and robotics. My book, "Theory of Cortical Plasticity" (World Scientific, 2004), details a theory of learning and memory in the cortex, and presents the consequences and predictions of the theory. I am an avid python enthusiast, and a Bayesian (a la E. T. Jaynes), and love music.
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