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Response to GliderGuider (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:22 PM

8. Unhelpful and unapplicable

To define a state of the entire universe (end or otherwise), you'd need an effectively infinite number of dimensions for your attractor. You're not simplifying how to look at it at all.

What's more, an attractor doesn't define something; it's a point in phase space around which the system stays close; it does not imply the system must end up at the attractor. There is nothing that is 'inevitable'.

I think you are misapplying the concept of attractors.

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