A Taxonomy of Gods

We often wonder how the universe was created and if it has a purpose. Cosmology attempts to create mathematical and astronomical models that explain the physics of creating a universe. A taxonomy is a classification scheme that often attempts to not only classify things we know, but also to be expandable to include things we don’t know. One of the most familiar taxonomies in every day life is the Dewey Decimal system of classification used in libraries. It has general categories that hopefully could be expanded and used to categorize almost any book. Kevin Kelly attempts to create a classification scheme for the creation of universes, that describes many different forms that the process of creation could use. The possible branches include whether or not to allow free will and whether to design processes in the universe or design a universe that can create its own processes or design a platform that allows self-organization.

A Taxonomy of Gods – [kk.org]

How many ways can you be god? You know, when you make an artificial world, what are the different positions that you can assume as its creator? For this exercise I am imagining powers of creation that we humans do not currently possess, but seem on our way to acquiring — such as being able to instill choice in our creations.

Taxonomy – [e-mapsys.com]


The purpose of this article is to describe and explain taxonomies so that a reader will appreciate how a taxonomy, as a type of information structure, can help bring order to a body of knowledge.

The article will also provide a fundamental insight into the basic uses of taxonomies. Upon completion of this chapter, a reader will appreciate the problem that taxonomies solve and the prominent features of a taxonomy. We will provide some examples that command instant recognition.

Self Organizing
Cellular Automata
Evolutionary Computation

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