A very important point which I cover extensively in my book, but rather
subtle to grasp.
Reality clearly exists. There is something really here now and actual and
happening. The totality of that is defined as reality and I refer to its
'stuff' (non-physical but real and actual) as an entity I call 'ontological
energy'. It is somewhat similar to the ancient concept of Tao.
This ontological energy is originally formless, similar to a generalized
quantum vacuum, and contains the possibilities of all information forms
which can arise within it. Similar to a formless sea of water whose nature
determines what forms of waves, currents and ripples which can arise within
The universe, at its fundamental level, is all the information forms that
are actualized within ontological energy, beginning with the big bang, and
which continue to evolve according to the laws of nature (the
logico-mathematics of reality which we have been discussing).
Thus the complete picture of reality consists of the original formless sea
(logical space) of ontological energy and all the evolving forms which
exist within it. These forms, everything in the universe, are pure
information only and have no self-substances other than the ontological
energy in which they arise. Just as the self-substances of all wave forms
in water is only water.
Now to answer your question, it is the fact that the information forms are
forms that exist in the sea of reality (the ontological energy) that makes
them real and actual, and the fact that happening is one of the fundamental
aspects of ontological energy that gives them the fire of life as they
continually computationally evolve to manifest the real actual universe.
This is why the information structures of reality are real and actual but
those of computer software simulating something is not, because they run in
reality rather than some silicon computer....
The universe can/must be considered a living entity in the sense that it is
self-animated from within. There is no external force that moves it and
there could not be since by definition it includes everything. Therefore
the universe is a living entity, and our life and the life of all things
comes from the fact that we are information forms, programs, that run
This is the source of the 'fire' that animates the information....
On Dec 22, 2013, at 1:36 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
Where does the "fire" come from that animates the "logic"?
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