The Big Talk Theory of the Origin of Life(BTTOL)

MISSION STATEMENT: Refutation of thermodynamics as a biogenesis. BTTOL researchers are organized around the sole purpose of preventing any biogenesis other than a Personal Cause from being legally recognized.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Claude Shannon: A BigTalker?

Claude Shannon's well known Information Theories have direct impact on the Big Talk Theory.

Given that the BTTOL claims that the universe was spoken into existance, Information Theory becomes extremely relevant to this central statement.

For messages to be sent and recieved on any given channel, noise must always be taken into account. There is always a probability that the orginal message will be corrupted on route to its destination ("Principal Skinner likes fudge silly bungle apple cherry")

Shannon's theories give limits to how much information can be reliably transmitted and recieved on a given channel, yeilding the measures of information bandwidth very much in use today.

BTTOL claims there is an originating message that created life, the universe and everything. It not only was received by the universe, it actually contained the receiving universe.

There is an on going exploration (on this blog, at least) of the idea that this universe-carrying message is still being transmitted. This would fit with Shannon's theories, in that in order to improve reception, one means is to repeat the message continually.

This reduces the over-all bandwidth (information limit), reducing the probability that the universe is infinite not only in spatial dimension, but also temporally as well.

Another means of improving reception is to have parallel receivers aligned in an array. This opens up the possibility of parallel universes, each having identical probability of reception error.

This gives two necessary error-correcting characteristics of BTTOL

1) BTTOL is a repetitive signal (continually broadcast)
2) BTTOL is a parallel signal (multiple channels)

In essence BTTOL is the same message transmitted over and over, simultaneously recieved everywhere.

In the next posting, the meaning of the BTTOL message itself shall be explored.


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