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“The metaphysicians of Tlön do not seek truth or even verisimilitude; they seek amazement. They judge that metaphysics is a branch of fantastic literature. They know that a system is nothing but the subordination of all the aspects of the universe to any one such aspect.” – Borges, “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”


Entropy posits a fairly serious metaphysics, such as might be proposed by a professional philosopher who sought the truth about our world. It embodies that theory in an allegory, with a god to personify each major principle of the system. Since allegory is conceptual, static, and sterile, Entropy puts the allegory