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We investigate whether the equilibrium time averaged state of a self-organising system with many internal degrees of freedom, 2D- daisyworld, can be described by optimising a single quantity. Unlike physical systems where a principle of maximum energy production has been observed, Daisyworld follows evolutionary dynamics rather than Hamiltonian dynamics. We find that this is sufficient to invalidate the MEP principle, finding instead a different principle, that the system self-organises to a state which maximises the amount of life.
|Journal||Journal of Theoretical Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jul 2003|
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