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On Maxwell’s Demon and the Importance of Intelligence

A briefly demonic thought experiment about IQ.

Photo by Nicole Honeywill on Unsplash

Why should we care about intelligence? We can find the answer using a thought experiment starring a demon that can seemingly defy the laws of physics.

This demon was thought up by the physicist James Maxwell, who proposed the electromagnetic theory which proposed that…

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Brandon Long

Brandon Long

Writes about science, politics, philosophy, and the spaces that separates us as as species — and occasionally in story form.