Rosen 1, Goertzel 0: Comments on the Appendix “Goertzel versus Rosen”

The following PDF file contains a reply to a criticism of Rosen made by Ben Goertzel in his book Creating Internet Intelligence (2002, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York). The reply is made by Dr. Aloisius H. Louie, mathematical biologist and former student of Robert Rosen. It is posted on this … Continue reading

Comments on a Paper by Landauer and Bellman

  A paper written by Christopher Landauer and Kirstie Bellman entitled “Theoretical Biology: Organisms and Mechanisms“, and published by the American Institute of Physics, critiques some aspects of the work of Robert Rosen in his book Life Itself. Landauer-Bellman come to the strong conclusion that “the Mathematics is incorrect, and … Continue reading

Error and Emergence

(Note: This post is a migration of a page form my old Rosen website.) It is recommended that the reader first understand the Rosen Modeling Relation and Rosennean complexity prior to reading this page. Introduction The concept of “error” Emergence The mystery of emergence References and footnotes Introduction Once we … Continue reading

Effective Processes, Computation, and Complexity

  In 1936, two important papers in the field of mathematics and logic were published. One was “An Unsolvable Problem of Elementary Number Theory” by Alonzo Church. [1] The other was “On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem” by Alan Turing. [2] These papers were aimed at providing … Continue reading