Re: [Fis] What is information? and What is life?

2016-12-24 Thread Terrence W. DEACON
Dear colleagues, I am entirely in agreement with the sentiments about mutual respect that Loet recommends and the "harmony of knowledge" that Francesco promotes. But I believe that this must also include a willingness to recognize that there isn't a most basic theory; only what we might

[Fis] On the relationship between Information and Meaning

2016-12-24 Thread Dick Stoute
I am on the same page as Steve Bindernan, but I start from a different perspective. The neuroscience model of perception limit us to becoming conscious of representations of our environment. Direct perception is not possible and so we do not become conscious of material objects and instead

Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 33, Issue 41: On the relation between information and meaning

2016-12-24 Thread Alex Hankey
On 24/12/2016, Karl Javorszky wrote: > Information and Wittgenstein > > > > We should keep the self-evident in focus and refrain from descending into a > philosophical nihilism. We are, after all, reasonable people, who are able > to use our intelligence while

Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 33, Issue 41: On the relation between information and meaning

2016-12-24 Thread Alex Hankey
RE: "The same situation is here with gravitation. We have a name for it, can measure it and integrate the concept - more or less seamlessly – into a general explanation. We just do not know, in an epistemological sense, what gravitation is. We have to take the normative power of the factual

Re: [Fis] Fis Digest, Vol 33, Issue 41: On the relation between information and meaning

2016-12-24 Thread Karl Javorszky
Information and Wittgenstein We should keep the self-evident in focus and refrain from descending into a philosophical nihilism. We are, after all, reasonable people, who are able to use our intelligence while communicating, and usually we understand each other quite well. The idea, that

[Fis] Concluding the Session (& Picture)

2016-12-24 Thread PEDRO CLEMENTE MARIJUAN FERNANDEZ
Dear FISers, I have been requested the URL of the Nativity scene (blocked by some servers). It is in a very beautiful and monumental Church (El Pilar) worth some google exploration. Here it is the address: