“Can Computable Universe Thesis to Explain the Place of Life and Consiousness in the Physical World?”
Some contemporary world views approach objects and physical laws in terms of information and computation to which they assign ultimate responsibility for the complexity of our world, including responsibility for the complex mechanisms and phenomena such as life. This view is called as Computable Universe by Zenil that roughly claims that “if the world is in fact not a digital computer, it could nevertheless behave like one”. Under this info-computational perspective, scientist study brain, mind and phenomena considered before as unreachable by sciences such as consciousness. Using the view as a tool, it has been possible to make the (correct) assumption that natural environments must have a minimum of algorithmic structure and predictability. But this does not imply that organisms necessarily do things exactly as defines algorithms that we have developed to explain nature. But we have advanced the claim that computational principles also apply to physical, biological, intelligent and conscious systems.