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[WARNING: Physics geeks only. If you are not into physics, move right along, nothing to see.]
A physicist, Dr. Alexander D. Wissner-Gross, has written a
celular automata program designed to maximise the entropy in a
simulation (think of it as a 3 year old child) that he's named
then published a paper that's provoking quite a bit of reaction,
claiming that because this appears to solve various problems that
require mammals to have intelligence in order to solve, this has
implications for the nature of intelligence, and possibly explains why
we live in a universe that has entropy in - because such universes are
more likely to contain the conditions for intelligence to exist.
If this is the sort of thing you find interesting, here are a few links to further information: