On 10/16/2011 11:43 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
Emergent properties of electromagnetism are also electromagnetic, are
they not?

No. Forming images is an emergent property of electromagnetic waves which in turn are an emergent phenomena of Maxwell's electromagnetism.

Electromagnetism is intentionality on every level,

Unsupported assertion.


it's just
that low level intentionality might be almost unrecognizably primitive
to us (or not - maybe it's as familiar as the feeling of holding and
releasing). Emergence is a bottom up concept that I think takes for
granted high level pattern recognition. It's useful instrumentally but
I think ultimately fails at explaining anything on a cosmological
level. Emerges from where? Why? It ignores perceptual frame of
reference entirely and models the universe as an object with
spontaneous magical properties.

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