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COMPLEX TIME: Adaptation, Aging, & Arrow of Time

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Do you return to the same place that you began?

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I think that we are always learning and changing. I have been leaving memory out of my system because the immune memory is so strong in mice with respect to malaria that the parasite fails to grow at all during a second infection. Your return to an origin depends on the axes you decide to use to measure your system. Instead of measuring entropy, maybe scientists could measure grant dollars spent as an arrow of time.