[Fis] TOWARDS A NEW SESSION

2018-04-24 Thread Pedro C. Marijuan
Dear FIS Colleagues, A very interesting discussion theme has been proposed by Mark Burgin --he will post at his early convenience. Thanks are due to Alberto for his "dataism" piece. Quite probably we will need to revisit that theme, as it is gaining increasing momentum in present "information

Re: [Fis] Is information physical?

2018-04-24 Thread Burgin, Mark
Dear Colleagues, I would like to suggest the new topic for discussion Is information physical? My opinion is presented below: Why some people erroneously think that information is physical The main reason to think that information is physical is the

Re: [Fis] Is information physical?

2018-04-24 Thread Louis H Kauffman
Dear Mark, Thank you for suggesting this topic. I concur wholeheartedly with your stand on this matter. Information in the sense that you indicate is pattern that is independent of the particular substrate on which it is ‘carried’. There is a persistent myth in popular scientific culture that