Re: [Fis] Replies to Walter Loet

2010-12-21 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Replying to Loet on information: I would say that there is a third major kind of information -- information as constraint (on anything, therefore on entropy production). This comes out of Pattee's distinction between dynamics and non-holonomic constrain. Example: examine an equation, say

Re: [Fis] Replies to Walter Loet

2010-12-20 Thread Stanley N Salthe
Replying to Loet -- On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 1:59 AM, Loet Leydesdorff l...@leydesdorff.netwrote: Replying to Loet -- Your distinction between the backward looking institutional viewpoint and the forward looking evolutionary perspective is cogent, but it plays down the fact that the

[Fis] Replies to Walter Loet

2010-12-18 Thread Stanley N Salthe
As my last for this week: Replying to Walter -- The dark matter and dark energy examples are not very strong as examples of demonstrating discoveries rather than invention! These are stand-ins, just names, for disparities between predictions and observations. They are provisionally (I hope!)

Re: [Fis] Replies to Walter Loet

2010-12-18 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Replying to Loet -- I will post this to fis later in the week Your distinction between the backward looking institutional viewpoint and the forward looking evolutionary perspective is cogent, but it plays down the fact that the evolutionary one is restrained by current hegemonies of

[Fis] replies to Walter, loet Joseph

2010-11-30 Thread Stanley N Salthe
Replying to Walter -- On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 8:41 PM, walter.riof...@terra.com.pe wrote: Dear Colleagues, It seems that a good start point is to look at the “dissipative structures world”. And we could ask if in every dissipative structure it is possible to find information and/or