[Fis] Physical information is WHAT? A Puzzle.

2012-06-07 Thread Jerry LR Chandler
FISers: The following example concerning the fundamental theory of information in chemistry and physics puzzled me. Logical analyses of this puzzle from longtime participants would be welcomed. Consider any pair of atomic numbers. (Recall that the concepts of atomic numbers were

Re: [Fis] Physical information - anyone for an anyon?

2006-07-25 Thread john . holgate
Quoting Michael Devereux [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Thanks Michael for your cogent reply. I understand Landauer's insight not as an analysis of the logical structure of information, nor of its ubiquitous utility throughout human endeavors, but rather as a more precise description of the mechanisms

Re: [Fis] Physical Information

2006-07-23 Thread Jerry LR Chandler
'information" - philosophic polysemy at its finest!CheersJerry On Jul 23, 2006, at 6:00 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: "Rafael Capurro" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: July 22, 2006 3:25:33 PM EDT To: fis@listas.unizar.es, "Stanley N. Salthe" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Fi

Re: [Fis] Physical Information

2006-07-23 Thread Rafael Capurro
Dear Jerry and all, thanks for criticisms. Very shortly: exposing in a very simplified manner, the "two theories of information" does not contradict, in my opinion, your theory of the emergence of several levels of phenomena. It is "just" another more analytical (than genealogical)

[Fis] Physical Information

2006-07-19 Thread Michael Devereux
Dear Andrei, John, and colleagues, The relationship between information and the material world was correctly described, I believe, some ten years ago, by Rolf Landauer, the chief scientist at the IBM Watson laboratory in New York. In several seminal papers he insisted that all information is