> > > On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > >> Hi Stephen P. King >> >> Processes still have to have overall coordination to prevent >> collisions, keep oil and water separate. >> > > No they don't. The separation of oil and water is just the macroscopic > outcome of local interactions between molecules with no overall > coordination whatsoever. > > > OK. But Roger was perhaps referring to the laws making those interaction > occurring, the thing which, in a way or another implement those laws, I am > not sure ... >
Fair enough. The reason why I dislike the term "overall coordination" in this case is that it is a loaded term. To me it implies intelligent control. Of course intelligence is a mushy concept in itself, so we are thrown into a world of fuzzy concepts and start to lose meaning. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.