On Mon, May 27, 2013  Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:

> Have you heard about Gödel's theorem?
>

Yes.

> >> The only difference between objective and subjective is that in one
> case information is universally available and in the other case the
> information only exists in 3 pounds of grey goo inside one particular bone
> box.
>
> > There are other important difference. You can doubt the whole objective
> part, but you can't doubt the whole subjective part.
>

Because you only have direct experience with the information inside your
bone box and direct experience beats the conclusions from any theory; thus
the greater the information you can get inside that  box the broader your
experience and the more the subjective will resemble the objective.

> Also, the term "information" has many different meaning, from something
> you can measure (Shannon) to something interpreted by some machine, or
> other entities.
>

I agree that there is no mathematical way to measure the quality of
information in a way comparable to how Shannon measured information's
quantity.

  John K Clark

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