> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hal Ruhl [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, 13 September 2001 4:35 p.m.
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: In one page or less
> Dear Charles:
> In response to another of your comments and to clarify:
> > >If nothing exists, including any external time, then the
> > > Everything (also
> > > >known as "the Plenitude", perhaps) contains all available
> > > >states as a fixed N-dimensional structure (N might well be
> > > uncountable
> > > >infinity).
> I think it is important to identify a "fixed" system as a
> selection which
> is itself information.
> The alternation between a "Nothing" and a new randomly
> selected "Something"
> out of the ensemble of "Somethings" is not a fixed system.
> The succession
> of "Somethings" is a little like generating a random number [the
> Everything] by adding a new random string of bits of random
> length to an
> existing random string of bits. The final result is for sure
> all and no
> information simultaneously, but the particular string that
> will be produced
> remains fuzzy.
> Unfortunately our language frequently defaults to words that
> hint of the
> concept of time since we have not yet created an adequate
> vocabulary for
> describing a timeless construct.
Yes, words like "alternation" and "succession" definitely imply that time is involved.
But you are saying that this is a timeless
construct (like Platonia of the multiverse) ?