Re: [Fis] Bell\\\'s inequality: Can we find its classical analogue? Classical and Quantum waves

2006-06-05 Thread John Collier
Professor John Collier Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Http://ukzn.ac.za/undphil/collier Andrei Khrennikov [EMAIL PROTECTED] 06/05/06 2:54 PM Dear John, On a somewhat different

Re: [Fis] Re: fis Digest, Vol 501, Issue 5

2007-02-05 Thread John Collier
on or guided by constraints that must relatively fixed. The divergence is there in reality, and the place where there is convergence is beyond our ability to grasp with an argument. I am sure that Stan knows this. John Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University

Re: [Fis] Mind, matter, meaning and information

2007-03-16 Thread John Collier
. There is a book coming out from Oxford before too long, Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalised by JAMES LADYMAN and DON ROSS with David Spurrett and John Collier that takes a more realist position on some of Dennett's work. It also give an information-theoretic structural realism that does

RE: [Fis] about fis discussions

2007-06-07 Thread John Collier
. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://www.nu.ac.za/undphil/collier/index.html http://www.kli.ac.at/research.html?personal

Re: [Fis] about fis discussions

2007-06-13 Thread John Collier
. Cheers, John -- We're just fighting at a number of levels here against a number of different enemies, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal

[Fis] Every Thing Must Go: metaphysics naturalized

2007-07-23 Thread John Collier
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:02:00 +0200 From: John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: fis@listas.unizar.es Subject: Every Thing Must Go: metaphysics naturalized Folks, The book on naturalized metaphysics that I have been promising is now out. I don't want to defend everything in the book (hence

Re: [Fis] info meaning

2007-10-12 Thread John Collier
/3540698833 This whole discussion on meaning needs far more precision and a lot of garbage collecting. Cheers, John -- Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31

Re: [Fis] Information - Meaning - Knowledge

2008-09-18 Thread John Collier
intended. John -- Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://www.ukzn.ac.za/undphil/collier/index.html

Re: [Fis] Neuroscience of art

2008-09-18 Thread John Collier
course. The way he demolishes some a priori views of psychology (I mention Dennett and Fodor in particular) by specific examples of experimental results is a model that others would be well advised to pay close attention to. Cheers, John Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy

Re: [Fis] informational economics?

2008-10-29 Thread John Collier
(while our pockets get emptier and emptier)? It is definitely going to be a while before I can retire. Anybody know of a nice job where the retirement age is over 60, as it is here? It's coming up a bit too soon for the markets to recover, I fear. Cheers, John -- Professor John Collier

Re: [Fis] informational economics?

2008-10-31 Thread John Collier
) the flow tends to eliminate price differences for a given commodity or other vehicle. This sometimes fails. We need a more sophisticated theory. John Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248

Re: [Fis] information(s)

2008-12-09 Thread John Collier
Observatory, but I digress). Cheers, John -- Professor John Collier [EMAIL PROTECTED] Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://www.ukzn.ac.za/undphil/collier

Re: [Fis] FW: Fw: Definition of Knowledge?Chrysippus's dog

2009-10-07 Thread John Collier
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Re: [Fis] Information states

2009-11-14 Thread John Collier
decided: information and interpretation of information are different from each other. Regards, John Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://www.ukzn.ac.za

Re: [Fis] Information states

2009-11-14 Thread John Collier
of epistemic cuts is doomed to self-destruction as it removes the observer from the universe. John -- Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292

Re: [Fis] The Inventor of Information as Asymmetry

2009-11-14 Thread John Collier
Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://www.ukzn.ac.za/undphil/collier/index.html ___ fis mailing list fis

Re: [Fis] The Inventor of Information as Asymmetry

2009-11-15 Thread John Collier
content. Information as asymmetry is a myopic and limited notion. It is the most general and foundational notions, Your versions are merely special cases. John -- Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu

Re: [Fis] Beijing FIS Group

2010-09-20 Thread John Collier
appreciated as much as it should (much lip service, perhaps, but not enough precise application). Cheers, John Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http

Re: [Fis] Tactilizing processing. Resonance

2010-11-01 Thread John Collier
://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University

Re: [Fis] Tactilizing processing

2010-11-01 Thread John Collier
the reference says that the mathematics starts off well, but gets shakier through the paper. Now back to the budget. John -- Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041

[Fis] Demonic device converts information to energy

2010-11-16 Thread John Collier
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101114/full/news.2010.606.html?WT.ec_id=NEWS-20101116 Not really surprising, but an interesting demonstration. John -- Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University

Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 543, Issue 19

2010-11-19 Thread John Collier
best, John -- Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://collier.ukzn.ac.za

Re: [Fis] reply to Javorsky. Plea for (responsible) trialism

2011-01-04 Thread John Collier
@listas.unizar.es https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za

[Fis] An inordinate fondness for bits

2011-01-13 Thread John Collier
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/indepth/44680 A review of Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics Paul Davies and Niels Henrik Gregersen (ed) 2010 Cambridge University Press Looks interesting. John -- Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy

Re: [Fis] Info Theory

2011-01-24 Thread John Collier
some past posts on this topic), which suggests a very close connection. Regards, John Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031

Re: [Fis] Info Theory

2011-01-24 Thread John Collier
University Press). It is generally regarded as the first explicit connection between information and physics. John Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260

Re: [Fis] Hannam's Contentious Postulate

2011-03-20 Thread John Collier
means action. There is something severely wrong here. Regards, John Professor John Collier, Acting HoS and Acting Deputy HoS colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http

Re: [Fis] The State of the Art - Discussion of Information Science Education

2011-12-08 Thread John Collier
mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031

[Fis] ISSS 2012 meeting

2012-02-13 Thread John Collier
this conference. We hope that you will be able to submit your current work to the conference and look forward to hearing from you. Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27

[Fis] Physics of computing

2012-03-14 Thread John Collier
). John Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https://webmail.unizar.es

Re: [Fis] Physics of Computing

2012-04-10 Thread John Collier
that might be relevant on my web page http://web.ncf.ca/collier/papers.html John Professor John Collier Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 email: colli...@ukzn.ac.za On 2012/03/16 at 11:14 PM

Re: [Fis] [Fwd: Re: Physics of computing]--Plamen S.

2012-04-19 Thread John Collier
right. Frankly, blocking potential consiliences a priori I find revolting. John Professor John Collier Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 email: colli...@ukzn.ac.za On 2012/04/18 at 09:39 PM, in message

Re: [Fis] Stephen Wolfram discussing his ANKS in Reedit this Monday

2012-05-16 Thread John Collier
: Elsevier pp. 195ff. Cheers, John Professor John Collier Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 email: colli...@ukzn.ac.za On 2012/05/15 at 03:35 PM, in message 20120515093552.322364lbu120x

[Fis] Good (clear) article on information and physics

2012-06-01 Thread John Collier
systems could be done better by a computer that was itself a quantum system. Cheers, John -- Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F

Re: [Fis] Good (clear) article on information and physics

2012-06-01 Thread John Collier
to depedn on a sort of idealism that I do not accept. Incidentally, quantum decoherence is best seen as a sort of thermodynamic effect. There are quantum measurements that can be reversed. I can give some references if anyone wants. John Professor John Collier Philosophy, University

Re: [Fis] Good (clear) article on information and physics

2012-06-05 Thread John Collier
Professor John Collier Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 email: colli...@ukzn.ac.za On 2012/06/01 at 03:30 PM, in message 8031ab93-e68f-4760-bba9-a1b18bfee...@ulb.ac.be, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be

Re: [Fis] The Information Flow

2012-10-16 Thread John Collier
/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http ://web.ncf.ca/collier ___ fis mailing

[Fis] Some of you will find this of interest

2012-10-27 Thread John Collier
of the $100,000 Edge of Computation Prize, and he is the author of The Beginning of Infinity and The Fabric of Reality. Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http

Re: [Fis] FW: The Information Flow

2012-11-19 Thread John Collier
to the loss of free energy to the system). Best, John Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http ://web.ncf.ca/collier

Re: [Fis] John Collier's Large Correction. And Information?

2012-12-04 Thread John Collier
will get around to circulating it. It is your comment that I would welcome most. Cheers, Joseph - Original Message - From: Joseph Brenner To: John Collier ; fis Sent: Friday, November 23, 2012 10:13 AM Subject: John Collier's Large Correction. And Information? Dear John, Dear Colleagues

[Fis] Society for the Philosophy of Information

2013-02-04 Thread John Collier
http://www.socphilinfo.org/ -- Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 http://web.ncf.ca/collierhttp

Re: [Fis] [Fwd: SV: Science, Philosophy and Information. An Alternative Relation] S.Brier

2013-02-11 Thread John Collier
...@bluewin.ch, Pedro Clemente Marijuan Fernandez pcmarijuan.i...@aragon.es, fis@listas.unizar.es fis@listas.unizar.es, John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za References: 6043399.89641360255002322.javamail.webm...@bluewin.ch Dear Joseph I go for each of the three nominally independent disciplines

[Fis] FW: fis Digest, Vol 570, Issue 2

2013-04-14 Thread John Collier
I am afraid that it was my fault. I thought I recalled a quote, but actually it is an interpretation of Mackay. Sorry about that. Amazing that it spread so much, but that probably reflects that it is endemic in Mackay's work. John -Original Message- From: fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es

Re: [Fis] About FIS 2005

2013-04-15 Thread John Collier
in http://www.mdpi.org/entropy/htm/e7030188.htm? Best regards, Xueshan 17:47, April 14, 2013 __ Robert K. Logan Chief Scientist - sLab at OCAD Prof. Emeritus - Physics - U. of Toronto www.physics.utoronto.ca/Members/logan Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy

Re: [Fis] Collier's Metaphysics

2013-05-27 Thread John Collier
that you cannot do this. John At 05:27 AM 2013/05/27, Jerry LR Chandler wrote: On May 26, 2013, at 10:46 AM, John Collier wrote: I don't have much idea. I concur. Jerry -- Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics

Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 571, Issue 17 Role of First Principles in Information theory

2013-05-27 Thread John Collier
From: fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Jerry LR Chandler Sent: 27 May 2013 09:51 PM To: fis@listas.unizar.es Subject: Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 571, Issue 17 Role of First Principles in Information theory FISers, John, Bruno: First, John's

[Fis] Praxotype

2013-10-15 Thread John Collier
This term might be useful in the context of the present discussion, especially in the contest of coordinated practice(s). Cognotype might also be useful. I think these might lead to a more fine-grained analysis of the more integrative sociotype.

Re: [Fis] social flow

2013-11-21 Thread John Collier
mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis -- Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27

Re: [Fis] FW: social flow

2013-11-25 Thread John Collier
/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https://webmail.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T

[Fis] FW: 2nd CFP: Is computation observer-relative? (The 7th AISB Symposium on Computing and Philosophy, AISB-50, Goldsmiths, London, 1-4 April 2014)

2013-12-06 Thread John Collier
This might be of interest to some members of the list. John From: owner-philo...@marnier.louisiana.edu [mailto:owner-philo...@marnier.louisiana.edu] On Behalf Of John Preston Sent: 06 December 2013 11:21 AM To: philo...@liverpool.ac.uk; philo...@louisiana.edu Subject: 2nd CFP: Is computation

Re: [Fis] New Year Lecture

2014-01-03 Thread John Collier
(as opposed to antirealism about a class of things, which everyone accepts). Before an examination of a (realist) thesis, another (antirealist) member of the examining committee joked to me that being a realist or antirealist must be genetic. It is certainly deep seated. John Professor John

[Fis] Article on panpsychism

2014-01-03 Thread John Collier
and clear perceptions, which takes a similar route). I think the measure is of interest independently of panpsychism. John Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031

Re: [Fis] Information, signals and data.

2014-01-13 Thread John Collier
/mailman/listinfo/fis Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 Http://web.ncf.ca/collier ___ fis mailing list fis

Re: [Fis] Fw: Responses

2014-01-22 Thread John Collier
all information that inheres in structure per-se. John Collier has called the latter manifestation enformation, and the calculus of IT is quite effective in quantifying its extent. Perhaps John would like to comment? I developed this concept in order to reply to Jeff Wicken's complaint that Brooks

Re: [Fis] RV: Encoding and Decoding information-- From Jerry Chandler

2014-02-04 Thread John Collier
John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 Http://web.ncf.ca/collier ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https

Re: [Fis] [Feedforward II and Anticipation] Joseph Brenner

2014-02-18 Thread John Collier
, University of Sussex; Visiting Professor, ISTIC, Beijing; http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYJhl=en Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 Http

Re: [Fis] COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

2014-03-08 Thread John Collier
/fis Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 Http://web.ncf.ca/collier ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es

Re: [Fis] COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

2014-03-09 Thread John Collier
. http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYJhl=en From: fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es [ mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of John Collier Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2014 11:26 AM To: Foundations of Information Science Information Science Subject: Re: [Fis] COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

Re: [Fis] FIS in Varna. Analogue Computation

2014-07-15 Thread John Collier
and still work, but I doubt it is infinite in real processes. I suppose I will have to work that out at some point, one way or the other. John Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27

[Fis] The remote Maxwell demon as energy down-converter

2014-08-20 Thread John Collier
http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.3797 This article describes an intersting implementation of the use of information instead of energy, something I have been arguing for on this list for some time (see also my 1990 paper on Maxwell's demon). John -- Professor John Collier

Re: [Fis] Fw: Krassimir's Information Quadruple and GIT. Quintuples?

2014-08-25 Thread John Collier
mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis ___ Fis mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis -- Professor John Collier

Re: [Fis] Fw: Krassimir's Information Quadruple and GIT. Quintuples?

2014-09-04 Thread John Collier
work is so poor, and gets worse the harder we work. This is the key local phenomenon that needs to be understood. Information can be used to improve efficiency. John Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27

Re: [Fis] Fw: Krassimir's Information Quadruple and GIT. Quintuples?

2014-09-04 Thread John Collier
S: In decline in the actual material world that we inhabit. That is, the local world -- the world of input and dissipation. I think the information problem may be advanced if we try to explain why the energy efficiency of any work is so poor, and gets worse the harder we work. This is the key

Re: [Fis] Fw: Krassimir's Information Quadruple and GIT. Quintuples?

2014-09-05 Thread John Collier
energy. Clever design and selection can indeed utilize information to yield greater efficiencies, which can only approach the limit imposed by the 2nd law. It looks to me like you and Stan are really in agreement here. Am I missing something? Cheers, Guy On Sep 4, 2014, at 1:06 PM, John Collier

[Fis] Japanese physicists convert information into energy

2014-09-21 Thread John Collier
understanding this work. Cheers, John -- Professor John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 Http://web.ncf.ca/collier

[Fis] MAXENT applied to ecology

2014-09-27 Thread John Collier
List, I am curious what people think of this. http://www.wired.com/2014/09/information-theory-hold-key-quantifying-nature/ From the article: MaxEnt is based on principles of simplicity and consistency, but it has additional assumptions baked into it, starting with the fact that researchers

Re: [Fis] [Fwd: information.energy] Joseph Brenner

2014-09-27 Thread John Collier
Catching up on old mail since I have been dealing with visa and banking issues (someone got into my account the old way with phone calls and faxes and stole $650). Nothing is resolved yet, but I have some spare time from these grueling necessities. First: All energy has form. Without

Re: [Fis] The Travellers

2014-10-27 Thread John Collier
/ - ___ Fis mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis -- John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260

Re: [Fis] The Travelers

2014-10-30 Thread John Collier
___ Fis mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 Http

Re: [Fis] The Travellers

2014-10-30 Thread John Collier
/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis John Collier colli...@ukzn.ac.za Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041 South Africa T: +27 (31) 260 3248 / 260 2292 F: +27 (31) 260 3031 Http://web.ncf.ca/collier ___ Fis mailing list Fis

Re: [Fis] THE FRONTIERS OF INTELLIGENCE SCIENCE--Zhao Chuan

2015-03-18 Thread John Collier
List, I find that it works well to use Google Translate. It is hardly perfect, but much better than Bing, which gives laughable translations. I have used it here in Brazil on both my computer and cell phone, as well as having my bank use it when there were communications problems. Here is the

Re: [Fis] RV: THE FOURTH GREAT DOMAIN OF SCIENCE: INFORMATIONAL? (R.Capurro)

2015-05-18 Thread John Collier
An earlier version was blocked due to the large set of earlier messages. Usually I delete them if they are not relevant. I have done that this time. Cheers, John Dear fis list, List, Popper is famous for his Three Worlds model, in which ideas sit out there in their own world (the others are

Re: [Fis] It-from-Bit and information interpretation of QM

2015-06-27 Thread John Collier
From: Loet Leydesdorff Date:27/06/2015 10:00 (GMT+02:00) To: 'Koichiro Matsuno' ,John Collier ,'fis' Subject: RE: [Fis] It-from-Bit and information interpretation of QM Koichiro: In order to make them decidable or meaningful, some qualifier must definitely be needed. A popular example

Re: [Fis] It-from-Bit and information interpretation of QM

2015-06-26 Thread John Collier
Dear folks, I believe that information in itself must be interpreted, and is not, therefore intrinsically meaningful. The addition requires, I think, semiotics. Without that there are mere mechanical relations, and at best codes that translate one domain to another without understanding or

Re: [Fis] Philosophy, Computing, and Information - apologies!

2015-06-13 Thread John Collier
and eventually tested hypotheses, not in any a priori belief. John From: Krassimir Markov [mailto:mar...@foibg.com] Sent: June 12, 2015 11:19 PM To: John Collier; Stanley N Salthe; fis Subject: Re: [Fis] Philosophy, Computing, and Information - apologies! Dear John and Stan, Your both

Re: [Fis] Philosophy, Computing, and Information - apologies!

2015-06-13 Thread John Collier
Dear Joseph, List, I am running past my allotment, so I will shut up after this for a while. (I have to go to California for a workshop in any case, and won’t have much internet access for the two days I am traveling.) The “it from bit” view was developed (after its origins for other reasons I

Re: [Fis] Philosophy, Computing, and Information - apologies!

2015-06-12 Thread John Collier
Not quite the same hierarchy, but similar: [cid:image001.png@01D0A529.DBE58A40] It from bit is just information, which is fundamental, on Seth Lloyd’s computational view of nature. Paul Davies and some other physicists agree with this. Chemical information is negentropic, and hierarchical in

Re: [Fis] It From Bit video

2015-05-27 Thread John Collier
That is most interesting, Francesco. It agrees with my understanding, but there are people reluctant to call it ‘inofrmation’. I don’t know what else to call it. Cheers, John From: Francesco Rizzo [mailto:13francesco.ri...@gmail.com] Sent: May 27, 2015 8:27 AM To: John Collier Cc: Srinandan

Re: [Fis] It From Bit video

2015-05-29 Thread John Collier
I certainly agree, Marcus. One would do much better spending the time reading Seth Lloyd’s book, Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes On the Cosmoshttps://www.wikiwand.com/en/Programming_the_Universe, Knopfhttps://www.wikiwand.com/en/Alfred_A._Knopf, March 14, 2006, 240

Re: [Fis] RV: THE FOURTH GREAT DOMAIN OF SCIENCE: INFORMATIONAL? (R.Capurro)

2015-05-19 Thread John Collier
as well, depending on what we mean by 'nonstandard'. I think of nonstandard analysis as an example, but perhaps Joseph has more in mind, or something different. Cheers, John From: Rafael Capurro [mailto:raf...@capurro.de] Sent: May 19, 2015 3:15 AM To: John Collier; Joseph Brenner; PEDRO CLEMENTE

Re: [Fis] It From Bit video

2015-05-26 Thread John Collier
add nothing once you have all the asymmetries, so the laws are a result of information as well. I don’t see through this adequately myself as yet, though. John From: Srinandan Dasmahapatra [mailto:s...@ecs.soton.ac.uk] Sent: May 26, 2015 10:20 PM To: u...@umces.edu; John Collier Cc: fis Subject

Re: [Fis] Information Foundation of the Act--F.Flores L.deMarcos

2015-07-27 Thread John Collier
Dear folks, I think that Koichiro is right. I would say more, though: that the loops just have to be non-reducible to look a lot like biological things. This is basically Robert Rosen's position. The sort of loops required aren't just iterations (that can be decomposed). Rather they are the

Re: [Fis] Answer to the comments made by Joseph

2015-07-27 Thread John Collier
Folks, Doing dimensional analysis entropy is heat difference divided by temperature. Heat is energy, and temperature is energy per degree of freedom. Dividing, we get units of inverse degrees of freedom. I submit that information has the same fundamental measure (this is a consequence of Scott

Re: [Fis] Answer to the comments made by Joseph

2015-07-27 Thread John Collier
Of Loet Leydesdorff Sent: July 27, 2015 7:10 PM To: John Collier; 'Joseph Brenner'; 'Fernando Flores'; fis@listas.unizar.es Subject: RE: [Fis] Answer to the comments made by Joseph Dear John and colleagues, So fundamentally we are talking about the same basic thing with information and entropy

[Fis] Short article by Chaitin on ionformation incompleteness

2015-10-27 Thread John Collier
A particularly clear statement of basic results of incompleteness, randomness, creativity, and a proposal for application to metabiology. http://inference-review.com/article/an-algorithmic-god John Collier Professor Emeritus, UKZN http://web.ncf.ca/collier

Re: [Fis] Sustainability through multilevel research: The Lifel, Deep Society Build-A-Thon - 1

2015-12-17 Thread John Collier
MA) and myself. Extension to include the values of all living systems within economics is a natural extension of my student’s work, though he has enough on his plate right now. John Collier Professor Emeritus, UKZN http://web.ncf.ca/collier From: Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es

[Fis] The Measurement Problem from the Perspective of an Information-Theoretic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

2015-11-26 Thread John Collier
in the treatment of macrosystems. John Collier Senior Research Associate and Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier ___ Fis mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Fis] Fw: "Mechanical Information" in DNA

2016-06-09 Thread John Collier
it is doubtful at best that the mechanical information referred to is mechanicist. John Collier Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier From: Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Joseph Brenner Sent: Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:10

[Fis] Toyabe 2010 [ Information converted to energy ] / Van den Broeck 2010 Thermodynamics of Information / Cartlidge 2010 Information converted to energy

2016-01-14 Thread John Collier
unnecessary obstacles in the way of a unified approach to information, and that the issue of the interpretation of information gets obscured by presupposing information is carried only by meaningful communication. John Collier Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate University of KwaZulu

[Fis] Information Conservation in black holes

2016-01-30 Thread John Collier
radiation instead of energy, so the information transfer doesn't require a high temperature at the black hole boundary, unlike other forms of radiation production. All of these explanations, and even stating the problem, require information notions, not just energy as in classical physics. John Colli

Re: [Fis] Miracles and Natural Order Fis Digest, Vol 23, Issue 24

2016-02-22 Thread John Collier
. John Collier Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier From: Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic Sent: Monday, 22 February 2016 12:53 PM To: l...@leydesdorff.net; 'Bruno Marchal'; 'fis Science

Re: [Fis] Meaning in neurosceinces

2016-04-15 Thread John Collier
A short comment on one of Pedro’s suggestions. From: Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Pedro C. Marijuan Sent: Friday, April 15, 2016 11:01 AM To: 'fis' <fis@listas.unizar.es> Subject: [Fis] Meaning in neurosceinces Dear FIS colleagues, [John Collier] … clip The sugg

Re: [Fis] Fw: Clarifying Posting. Speculative Realism

2016-05-08 Thread John Collier
in the Review of Metaphysics starting in the mid-50s.) John Collier Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier From: Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Stanley N Salthe Sent: Sunday, 08 May 2016 4:13 PM To: Joseph

Re: [Fis] Essential Core?

2016-07-08 Thread John Collier
Comment inserted below yours. John Collier Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier From: Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Michel Godron Sent: Friday, 08 July 2016 4:52 PM To: fis@listas.unizar.es; l

Re: [Fis] Progress on black hole information paradox

2016-07-01 Thread John Collier
That is insulting. Please be more careful in the future. John Collier Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier From: Krassimir Markov [mailto:mar...@foibg.com] Sent: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 7:00 PM To: John Collier <colli...@ukzn.ac

Re: [Fis] Progress on black hole information paradox

2016-07-01 Thread John Collier
That is one limited way to think of information . It is reasonably precise, which is an advantage. But ignores and in fact rules out other usages that share important basic properties, suggesting a unified notion that goes well beyond the narrow usage you prefer, Krassimir. John Collier

Re: [Fis] Scientific communication (from Mark)

2016-10-14 Thread John Collier
empiricist Berkeley, with his requirement of God's observation, is an objective idealism, but nominalistic nonetheless, in line with the other British Empiricists of his era. John Collier Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.

Re: [Fis] Is quantum information the basis of spacetime?

2016-11-12 Thread John Collier
about the spacetime structure within the boundary. That seems to me that it is like smoke to fire: smoke doesn’t mean fire, despite the connection. John Collier Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier From: Fis [mailto:fi

Re: [Fis] Is quantum information the basis of spacetime?

2016-11-15 Thread John Collier
of the direction of time." John Collier Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier > -Original Message- > From: Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Bruno Marchal > Sent: Tuesday, 15 Novem

[Fis] Is quantum information the basis of spacetime?

2016-11-03 Thread John Collier
Apparently some physicists think so. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tangled-up-in-spacetime/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20161102 John Collier Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal http://web.ncf.ca/collier

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