Re: [Fis] Is information physical? OR Does the information exist without the carrier?

2018-04-28 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear colleagues, Not only logic, but also language is not directly and one-to-one coupled to physics. The hidden positivism of claiming priority for physics by some of us, is at odds with the linguistic turn in the philosophy of science. Furthermore, the issue is not directly related to the

Re: [Fis] “The information is “Real” or “Mental” depending of point of view!”.

2018-04-28 Thread Søren Brier
Dear Krassimir When I cut up brains in my young days I never found any mental contend in brains. This inside outside metaphor is very interesting, but I am not sure it is productive for the advancement of knowledge. “The brain “ is our physiological model of the central nervous system and

Re: [Fis] Is information physical? OR Does the information exist without the carrier?

2018-04-28 Thread Alex Hankey
Dear Arturo, Bruno is a metamathematician - as far as I can tell. He regards everything as mathematics - an extension of arithmetic - which I would contest. In his 'Reality' we are all mathematics, not physics, not physical science. So he seems not to require Popper or testing. Bruno? Alex On

[Fis] “The information is “Real” or “Mental” depending of point of view!”.

2018-04-28 Thread Krassimir Markov
Dear Mark and Colleagues, The question “Is information physical?” is very important as well as so important are the questions “Is information chemical?”, “Is information mechanical?”, “Is information electronic?”, and etc. . All questions above may be summarized to “Is information real?”

Re: [Fis] Fw: The 'Shirasawa phenomenon' or the 'Shirasawa effect"

2018-04-28 Thread Sungchul Ji
Hi Arthur and FISers, Thank you for asking an important question. The reason epigenetics (defined here as the process of inheritance without imlplicating any changes in the nucleotide sequences of DNA) was not mentioned in my previous post is because I was mainly interested in the bottom-up