### Is Negentropy Maximization Principle Needed as an Independent Principle?

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I have proposed Negentropy Maximization Principle (NMP) as a variational principle for the evolution of conscious experience. Mathematically, NMP is very similar to the second law although it states something completely opposite. Second law follows from statistical physics and is not an independent physical law. Is the situation the same with the NMP? Is NMP needed at all as a fundamental principle or does it follow from number theoretic physics? Two additional aspects are involved. Evolution can in adelic physics be seen as an unavoidable increase in the algebraic complexity characterized by the dimension *n *= *h*_{eff}/*h*_{0} of extension of rationals associated with the polynomial defining the space-time region at the fundamental level by socalled *M*^{8-}*H* duality. There is also the possibility to identify a quantum correlate for ethics in terms of quantum coherence: the good deed corresponds to a creation of quantum coherence and the evil deed to its destruction. How do these two aspects relate to the NMP? Is NMP an independent dynamical principle or a consequence of number theoretic (adelic) quantum physics? If the reduction of quantum coherence in state function reduction serves as a correlate for evil deed, how does the conscious entity, self, know or learn this?

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