2010-11-15 Thread Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
Dear colleagues, Let me reply in chronological order: Stan: “It seems to me that this implies, in any non-mechanistic system, semiosis -- that is to say, a process of interpretation by the agent. Thus, intelligence would be related to the viewpoint of the agent, which would be located by its

Re: [Fis] fluctuons

2010-11-15 Thread Srinandan Dasmahapatra
Dear Joseph, Yes, I have deliberately stuck to metaphorical usage. The vacuum is the ground state of a quantum system, which is a difficult thing to get access to, even theoretically. There are very few cases of studying excitations around such a ground state. Most perturbative methods,