Quoting John Collier <colli...@ukzn.ac.za>: "As I have tried to argue above, to avoid reductionism in reality as opposed to in logic and mathematics I think we need the additional condition of dissipation (what I call nonHamiltonian mechanics elsewhere -- the usual condition of conservation breaks down due to the loss of free energy to the system)."
John, Your point underscores my earlier one. Dissipation is emblematic of entropic processes -- which make ours an open world. There's no wishing that away! Bob _______________________________________________ fis mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis