Scott bemoans James H's appreciable contempt on consciousness (or whatever it may be called) which is a brilliant moneymaker and tenuremaker for people who can't do better. Then he asked "the" question: > > I thought time didn't exist? > > Scott First: the past tense is objectionable unless the answer is negative (=Yes, it didn't).
Then again - and I apologize if I divulge something from a private message, the list has funny ways of 'replying' - but Scott wrote among others: "Difference is not the same, even if it's the same difference" upon my remark on the list that - as I consider - information is "difference". Well, I beg to differ: it is about the level of "same". If you consider a same difference of "3" that may be absolutely 'unsame', depending on "3 what". If you include the contents of "two TOEs" ( I point here to my denial of omniscience, necessary for a TOE) - and the comparison is a "3", you may not duplicate THIS and so that difference is information. We usually deal in incomplete information, by incomplete modeling in our thinking. So Scott may be right: we CANNOT compare (absolutely) same differences. Scott, is this what you pointed at? John Mikes