I wrote a paper some time ago arguing that causal processes are the transfer of information. Therefore I think that physical processes can and do convey information. Cause can be dispensed with.
* There is a copy at Causation is the Transfer of Information<http://web.ncf.ca/collier/papers/causinf.pdf> In Howard Sankey (ed) Causation, Natural Laws and Explanation (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999) Information is a very powerful concept. It is a shame to restrict oneself to only a part of its possible applications. John Collier Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier
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