elcome to The Decline Effect Blog!
This blog is about applications of the maximum entropy principle, developed starting in 1957 by Edwin Jaynes. The MEP has an extraordinarily wide range of application — much wider even than most writers in the field realize.
Initially the blog will focus on two items. One is my forthcoming book, The Decline Effect: The law behind diminishing returns and wildly varying outcomes in markets, politics, culture, religion, disease, and war.
The second item is a long paper (or a short book, take your pick) applying the MEP to the global warming problem. The results are highly unexpected and will likely be very controversial. The title of the paper is, “The Pot Lid Hypothesis: Where Does The Air Go?”
I will be uploading an excerpt of the book, plus a PDF of the complete paper, in the coming days. Right now I simply want to get the blog up and running. My apologies for the rather austere launch, please stay tuned.