[Fis] _ FIS discussion

2016-05-04 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
To FIS colleagues, I would like to submit four different comments, which have various dates of reference and which I hope are not too late to be of interest. The first has to do with Kalevi’s article, the second with a comment by Stan Salthe, the third with corrections and amplifications of a

[Fis] re Gödel discussion

2016-05-02 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Many thanks for your comments, Lou and Bruno. I read and pondered, and finally concluded that the paths taken by each of you exceed my competencies. I subsequently sent your comments to Professor Johnstone—-I trust this is acceptable—asking him if he would care to respond with a brief sketch of

[Fis] _ Concerns regarding a questioning of Goedel's theorem . . .

2016-05-01 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
To all concerned colleagues, I appreciate the fact that discussions should be conversations about issues, but this particular issue and in particular the critique cited in my posting warrant extended exposition in order to show the reasoning upholding the critique. I am thus quoting from

[Fis] _ FIS discusion

2016-04-30 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
To FIS colleagues, First, an open-to-all response to Lou Kaufmann: Thank you for your lengthy tutorial—some time back--but I wonder and am genuinely puzzled given the “phenomenology-life sciences theme” why none of the articles that I referenced were read and a response generated at least in

[Fis] _ Discussion

2016-04-11 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
To all colleagues, I hope I may voice a number of concerns that have arisen in the course of the ongoing discussions that are ostensibly about phenomenology and the life sciences. The concerns begin with a non-recognition of what is surely the ground floor of real-life, real-time realities,

[Fis] Response to Salthe's response

2016-02-24 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Response to Salthe's response: So, as I understand the discussion, we are using the term origin in at least two different senses: origin as in Darwin's "origin of species," which passes muster, and origin as a big bang of some order or other, which does not pass muster, muster in the sense of

[Fis] Response to Steven Ericcson-Zenith

2016-02-24 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Response to Steven Ericcson-Zenith: Thank you for the reference. One might possibly relate King's notion of "catastrophic evolutionary pressure" to Stephen J. Gould's 21st century thesis of "punctuated equilibrium," though Gould hardly dismisses "natural selection by incremental mutation" in the

[Fis] Follow-up to my response to Pedro

2016-02-24 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
In my response to Pedro, I wrote, “Simply as an event of possible evolutionary interest and one that is both innovative and provocative, I attach a write up of 'A Human Enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo'. It was not possible to attach the file. If anyone would like a copy, kindly email me directly at

[Fis] _ response to Pedro, response to Salthe

2016-02-24 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Because I am unclear about just what was received by FIS members and what was not, I am copying my response to Salthe and my response to Pedro below. Kindly excuse the repeat performance if it is one-- it won't happen again! Cheers, Maxine Response to Pedro: With respect to nonhuman animal

[Fis] Response to Alex Hankey

2016-02-18 Thread Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
, and that movement is a change of position—-overlooks a primary kinetic fact: any and all movement creates its own distinctive dynamic, whether a tennis serve, an ocean wave, the hammering of a nail, or a sneeze. Maxine Sheets-Johnstone ___ Fis mailing