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COMPLEX TIME: Adaptation, Aging, & Arrow of Time

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Ashley Teufel (SFI)

From Complex Time

The idea of "cheaters" came up often during discussion. In the work presented by Otto, the emergence of cheaters could be caused by the loss of a certain gene. Discussion on how cheaters emerge and if adopting a cheating strategy is reversible might be interesting.

General ideas: Talks ranged from thinking about time from a long lived forest ecosystem, to microbial, to evolutionary scales. What is the relationship between time, scale, and irreversibly? Do different systems that exist in similar time scales have similar properties of irreversibly? Can we construct general rules about which systems are reversible?