Addressing Michel's posting -- I would interpret 'denumerability' as 
used here as an externalist concept, compared with 'amount' of 
information (this amount left vague) as being closer to the 
internalist view that might be held within the cell itself. 
Scientists may try to assess how much information (defined in some 
way) a cell contains, but a cell would likely not be doing this.  It 
is, curiously, supposed the telomere ends of chromosomes are 
'counting' the number of cell divisions these chromosomes have 
experienced as the cell lineage ages.


>(message I, from Michel Petitjean about the contents of the COST Proposal)
>Dear All,
>I would just add two points:
>(1) In the paragraph: << There is information in cells... >>
>it would be useful to add that information is stored in
>data banks as results of measures etc., and that data
>mining techniques, which are primarily intended to retrieve
>information in databanks, concerns us.
>Data banks and data mining are thus relevant keywords.
>(2) There was recently a debate on the FIS forum about the
>nature of information in respect to its denumerability:
>- We can say that there are many informations, and so we can count
>- We can say that there is much information and information is not
>I would like to hear discussions about this deep aspect of the nature of
>Raphael Capurro and other contributors have given interesting thoughts
>about it.
>But behind that there is a crucial problem to solve.
>Best regards,

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