Re: [Fis] The Identity of Ethics

2006-05-02 Thread Steven Ericsson Zenith
Dear List, The recent discussions on ethics are bewildering and irrationally vague. What, for example, does integrity mean? Did I miss a formal definition of it? And what, exactly, is a much deeper knowledge - this distinct between integral and intellectual simply makes no sense to me. In my

Re: [Fis] The Identity of Ethics

2006-05-10 Thread Steven Ericsson Zenith
In response to Michael Nagenborg. We surely have nothing to fear from knowing how ethics work in the world and applying that knowledge can only help us all. Any effort to establish a science of ethics can only be done without prejudice and by following wherever it leads. We cannot expect it

[Fis] On Mantras and Realism

2006-11-08 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
experience except by inference through reason. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es http://webmail.unizar.es/mailman/listinfo/fis

[Fis] Joseph Tainter's Social and Cultural Complexity

2006-12-14 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
complexity. If he does, it isn't mentioned in his posting. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es http://webmail.unizar.es/mailman

[Fis] Explaining Experience in Nature

2007-01-11 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
of this journal then please contact me and I will send you the journal proposal. Sincerely, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es http

Re: [Fis] Continuing Discussion of Social and Cultural Complexity

2007-01-26 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
complexity in the form of the brain. I also think it is an error to consider the brain in isolation to the rest of the physiological form in general, but that seems to be quite a different objection. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science

Re: [Fis] Re: Continuing Discussion of Social and Cultural Complexity

2007-02-02 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
assume you simply mean that we have certain capacities and are not omnipotent. Is not conflict and war an indicator of our individual failure to manage social complexity? Or would you argue that war is social complexity management? With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute

Re: [Fis] Re: Continuing Discussion of Social and Cultural Complexity

2007-02-02 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
what Loet means by meaning is provided from the perspective of insight. I think we agree however: for meaning to have an impact upon the world as a function of knowledge it must also be a source of information in my model. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute

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

2007-02-05 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
and televisions. The force of natural ethics (inevitable behaviors) is mediated by convention and manifest in the behavior of individuals - culture is merely one such convention. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info

Re: [Fis] Re: info meaning

2007-10-03 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
-- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info On Oct 2, 2007, at 9:17 AM, Guy A Hoelzer wrote: Greetings All, In my view ‘meaning’ exists (or not) exclusively within systems. It exists to the extent that inputs (incoming

Re: [Fis] info meaning

2007-10-07 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
to be the subjects of meaning; unless, that is, you propose some supernatural property to meaning. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info On Oct 7, 2007, at 4:15 AM, Christophe MENANT wrote: Dear

[Fis] A New Kind of Positivism

2008-03-09 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Dear Colleagues, As a courtesy, allow me to bring to your attention a talk that I will be giving at Stanford on the 13th (this coming Thursday). http://iase.info/presentations/coglunch-march-2008-introductory-talk.html Sincerely, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced

Re: [Fis] list discussions

2008-05-23 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Dear list, I like this question Is nature orderly? and agree that it is worthy of discussion. However, let me ask exactly how you would define an orderly nature, how you would detect an orderly nature and what do you think the implications are of it not being orderly? Joe, I'm not sure

Re: [Fis] Plasticity and the History of Art

2008-09-22 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
this provide any better explanation than any other variable physical characteristic, for example, the cellular life-cycle, body weight or organism topology? With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http

Re: [Fis] Fw: Neuroscience of Art:Insights Leads: Reply to Jerry and Stan

2008-10-01 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
On Oct 1, 2008, at 9:00 AM, Joseph Brenner [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear Friends, ... Jerry wrote: Your post was studied for some time. I would suggest that, from my perspective, that you are developing a internal language that orders your feelings in a manner that is satisfying

Re: [Fis] Fw: Definition of Knowledge? (FIS Digest, Vol 530, Issue 1)

2009-10-06 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Necessary and sufficient distinctions: Knowledge is that which determines subsequent action. Information in that which identifies cause and adds to knowledge. With respect, Steven -- Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://IASE.info http://senses.info On Oct 6, 2009, at 6:32 AM,

Re: [Fis] FW: Fw: Definition of Knowledge?

2009-10-07 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
about the nature of semeiotic theory. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info On Oct 7, 2009, at 1:44 AM, Loet Leydesdorff wrote: S: The difference between us

Re: [Fis] Asymetry and Information: A modest proposal

2009-11-30 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
I am a little troubled by this account of the term meaning. As described the distinction is not necessary and the concept of constraint seems arbitrary. How are we to identify these constraints? What is the measure of meaning? As I understand it Christophe proposes that the measure of

Re: [Fis] Explaining Experience In Nature

2010-03-02 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
-- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info

[Fis] On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton

2010-07-13 Thread Steven Ericsson Zenith
myself to what degree it is less metaphysical than anything else we see in physics today. So I reserve judgement until I have given the matter more consideration. Anyone else concerned by this? With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science

Re: [Fis] Revisiting the Fluctuon Model

2010-09-27 Thread Steven Ericsson Zenith
bits into the foundations of the world. Hence, I can make no sense of a Fluctuon. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info On Sep 25, 2010, at 2:41 AM, Gordana

Re: [Fis] WG: Re: [Fwd: Foundational Views of Shannon Information Theory]--From Gavin Ritz

2011-02-16 Thread Steven Ericsson Zenith
Amen. Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info On Feb 16, 2011, at 12:51 PM, joe.bren...@bluewin.ch wrote: Dear Pedro and Friends, It is rather fascinating to observe

[Fis] On uniformity

2011-03-21 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
uniformity identifies the casual basis, the functional dependence, of all scientific knowledge; as such it is an explanation of why such a system works. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http

[Fis] On Category Errors

2011-03-28 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
interpreted Joe incorrectly then I will appreciate the clarification. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info ___ fis mailing

[Fis] Email Formats by FIS Contributors

2011-04-07 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
that is not relevant to the response. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info ___ fis mailing list fis@listas.unizar.es https

Re: [Fis] end of session

2011-05-30 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
I prefer that you do not speak for others, to any degree. I certainly exclude myself. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://senses.info On May 30, 2011, at 1:37 PM, karl javorszky wrote: Dear All

Re: [Fis] ON INFORMATION THEORY--Mark Burgin, Colophon

2011-06-08 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
in the particular and in this we may find categorization convenient, not absolute. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://senses.info On Jun 7, 2011, at 6:34 PM, Mark Burgin wrote: Discussion colophon Dear all

Re: [Fis] meaningful information

2011-07-20 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
There is a lot of concept overloading in the community involving the term meaning. So it would help me if you and Antony could just give a one sentence definition of the term. For example, for me: meaning = the behavior that is the product of apprehending a sign. Which is an extreme

Re: [Fis] Fw: The General Information Theory of Sunik

2011-10-03 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
The document seems extremely confused to me. This is not least because the author does not appear to present a clear definition of the terms in the title or the expression of subject in the work. In particular, I can find no definition of meaning other than the one presented in a quote from

Re: [Fis] Fw: The General Information Theory of Sunik

2011-10-10 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
- From: Gavin Ritz Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 11:22 PM To: 'Steven Ericsson-Zenith' ; 'Joseph Brenner' Cc: 'Foundations of Information Science' Subject: Re: [Fis] Fw: The General Information Theory of Sunik I agree with you both. The declarative statements (4 statements in 2.4.1

Re: [Fis] Discussion of Information Science Education

2011-12-03 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
behaviors of any kind, and if I were to teach or study the subject then this would be the motivation for placing it into my curriculum. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info http://senses.info

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

2012-03-18 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info On Mar 18, 2012, at 9:30 AM, Bob Logan wrote: Dear Stanley - how can there be information in the abiotic world? Information is the noun associated

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

2012-04-18 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
corrections. With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info On Apr 18, 2012, at 4:54 AM, John Collier wrote: Steven, You are free to use information as you wish; however, physicists, especially

Re: [Fis] POSTS ON TERRY' S BOOK

2012-04-27 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Dear Hector, What, exactly, is your objection to it? It's anti-reductionism (that I would object to also) or it's claim that Turing computation is insufficient (to which I have no objection)? With respect, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science

Re: [Fis] CFP: Special theme issue of Elsevier's Journal “Progress in Biophysics Molecular Biology” (JPBMB)

2012-05-30 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Only if Elsevier address the following concerns: http://thecostofknowledge.com/ Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info On May 30, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Dr. Plamen L. Simeonov wrote: Dear

Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 564, Issue 3

2012-10-16 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
appears to be missing the word Toward … Steven -- Dr Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info On Oct 16, 2012, at 1:19 PM, Kevin Clark kbclark...@yahoo.com wrote: A Whole-Cell Computational Model Predicts Phenotype from Genotype

Re: [Fis] Paper on Ulanowicz's A Third Window: Ulanowicz’s Process Ecology, McLuhan’s Media Ecology and Kauffman-Logan’s Notion of Biotic Information

2013-02-01 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Dear Bob, I can make no sense of this usage of the term constraint. And while I understand where you are going, mainly because I'm familiar with yours and Kauffman's work, this paper strikes me as flawed. First, the paper claims to seek a non-reductionist answer but fails to provide an

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

2013-02-11 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
John, When you say philosophers do you mean theorists? And, if not, what distinguishes the two? What would a philosophical component of information theory look like? Does such a component simply speak about the existential status of information? Is there some epistemology involved? Are there

Re: [Fis] Informatics vs. Mathematics

2013-04-16 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
This view is fundamentally flawed. The introduction of subjectivity confusing the matter. The distinction is not about objects but operations. In mathematics, taken as the science that draws necessary conclusions, operations suffer no causal loss. Whereas, information is the means to reason

Re: [Fis] [PEIRCE-L] Stanford seminar On The Origin Of Experience

2013-12-12 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
: https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1137409 Again, my thanks for your kind comments. Best regards, Steven On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM, Anny Ballardini anny.ballard...@gmail.com wrote: Steven Ericsson-Zenith, I finally had some time to follow this interesting presentation of your book

Re: [Fis] [PEIRCE-L] Stanford seminar On The Origin Of Experience

2013-12-12 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
, Steven Ericsson-Zenith ste...@iase.us wrote: Thank you Anny. That is an interesting interpretation of my position. As will be made clear in the book, for me a religion is simply a set of ideas such that we cannot look upon the world without consideration of them. In this sense, science is my

[Fis] Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)

2014-01-07 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Enlightenment. http://www.stanford.edu/class/ee380/ The lecture will be recorded, I'll let you know when it is available. Regards, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info ___ fis mailing list

Re: [Fis] [PEIRCE-L] Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)

2014-02-26 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Chandler jerry_lr_chand...@me.com wrote: Steven: Has your lecture been posted? Cheers Jerry On Jan 7, 2014, at 6:43 PM, Steven Ericsson-Zenith wrote: Dear List, My lecture on the 15th involves an uncommon subject (for me), God. What role does God play in the construction of computing

Re: [Fis] COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

2014-03-06 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
-existence of Collective Intelligence? The internet does not seem to have especially improved general intelligence - it has made apparent the ignorance what what there all along. On the other hand, it appears to have misinformed more individuals than it has benefitted. Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson

Re: [Fis] Information-as-Process

2014-12-09 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
; Visiting Professor, Birkbeck http://www.bbk.ac.uk/, University of London; http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYJhl=en *From:* Fis [mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] *On Behalf Of *Steven Ericsson-Zenith *Sent:* Monday, December 08, 2014 10:22 PM *To:* Joseph Brenner *Cc:* fis

Re: [Fis] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Concluding the Lecture?

2015-02-03 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
to refer to the constraints that direct bacteria to follow a sugar gradient. On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Terrence W. DEACON dea...@berkeley.edu wrote: Dear All, RE: Steven Ericsson-Zenith (I am not sure that your comment was posted to FIS) The phrase dynamical constraint should

Re: [Fis] Fwd: Re: Concluding the Lecture?

2015-01-30 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
. Steven Ericsson-Zenith Institute for Advanced Science Engineering http://iase.info On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:43 PM, Terrence W. DEACON dea...@berkeley.edu wrote: Thanks to Joseph for this spirited rejoinder, and to Krassimir for reminding us that convergence is perhaps more

Re: [Fis] Fwd: Re: Concluding the Lecture?

2015-01-30 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
, Steven Ericsson-Zenith ste...@iase.us wrote: Dear Terry, list. I apologize that I have not had the time to keep up with this discussion. I did try to read Terry's text but found it strangely impenetrable with many more word than were necessary to make a point. This is, perhaps, merely

Re: [Fis] Fwd: Re: Concluding the Lecture?

2015-02-01 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
physical properties or causal interactions have this property of falliblism? — Terry On 1/30/15, Steven Ericsson-Zenith ste...@iase.us wrote: Dear Terry, This emergence theory, at least on the face of it, is then surely an advocacy of dualism, since epiphenomenalism is logically

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

2015-03-06 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
I agree with Jerry and Joe - and I agree that, in part, this may be a language or cultural issue/challenge. I would like to see a few basic statements about the scientific epistemology involved in the approach. I want to see a separation of concerns. Right now I see a not entirely exhaustive

Re: [Fis] Chuan's reply11 - THE FRONTIERS OF INTELLIGENCE SCIENCE - unless reaches

2015-03-31 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
You are not the first person to point this out :-) I have argued for years that the power profile and dynamics required excludes Turing's models of computation from biophysics. See: https://youtu.be/zF5Bp_YsZ3M Steven On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:32 PM, Joshua Augustus Bacigalupi

Re: [Fis] QM and information

2015-06-27 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
On Jun 26, 2015, at 10:02 PM, Andrei Khrennikov andrei.khrenni...@lnu.se wrote: Life is hard... I am afraid that it is impossible to put this qualifier in front information used in recent information approaches to quantum mechanics. For Zeilinger and Brukner (this is my private

Re: [Fis] It from Bit redux . . .

2015-06-15 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Trust me. You are in good company. Steven On Jun 14, 2015, at 5:22 PM, Marcus Abundis 55m...@gmail.com wrote: From Loet's post: During the recent conference in Vienna, I was amazed how many of our colleagues wish to ground information in physics. I would say that I was disappointed .

Re: [Fis] Krassimir's Notes . . .

2015-06-18 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Fantasies about Quantum Mechanics aside, Probability and Information are distinct. Both are ways of speaking about the world. You may speak of alternatives probabilistically, but you cannot say that “information is probabilistic. Any truth based system is necessarily flawed (Godel) and

Re: [Fis] Five Momenta

2015-10-20 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Dear Pedro and List, A note to add that the momenta in Pedro's question of disciplinary scope is very much on my mind as I undertake the final structuring of the content of my book on this now very broad subject. This final restructuring has taken much of my attention over the past week or

[Fis] Information and Locality Introduction

2015-09-09 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
of what is good about this model, locality, and what is, I now argue, fundamentally missing or wrong headed. Pedro, at the end of this I will aggregate these parts for the FIS wiki. Regards, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Los Gatos, California. +1-650-308-8611 http://iase.info

Re: [Fis] Locality?

2015-09-28 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
ntire structure and sense is directly bound to response. Regards, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Los Gatos, California. +1-650-308-8611 http://iase.info > On Sep 28, 2015, at 8:57 AM, Marcus Abundis <55m...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I am embarrassed to admit

[Fis] Information and Locality. Finale.

2015-09-28 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
n groups would have it), people are Nature. Regards, Steven PS. With acknowledgement and respect to the mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Peirce of Harvard University (1809-1880). -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Los Gatos, California. +1-650-308-8611 h

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality.

2015-09-22 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
th > value systems may be gaining momentum. > > And this leads me to mention locality because Einstein was concerned by > concerns that I share. It is certainly the case that in GR we can speak only > of the local event but if you want to solve real problems you yourself > provide the unification of calculations, for example, to take man out of the > solar system. > > Indeed, to do anything at all requires that we provide the missing locality. > > Regards, > Steven > > > -- > Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Los Gatos, California. +1-650-308-8611 > http://iase.info <http://iase.info/> ___ Fis mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas.unizar.es/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fis

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality.

2015-09-22 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
ainly the case that in GR we can speak only of the local event but if you want to solve real problems you yourself provide the unification of calculations, for example, to take man out of the solar system. Indeed, to do anything at all requires that we provide the missing locality. Regards

Re: [Fis] Information and Locality, on the Introduction

2015-09-18 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
structure coordination that has thwarted us in large-scale computational terms. I should hasten to add that this lack of locality too has nothing at all to do with quantum mechanics. Regards, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Los Gatos, California. +1-650-308-8611 http://iase.info

[Fis] Information and Locality.

2015-09-21 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
l in recovery and in addition to the problems with the FIS server last week my Thyroid crashed (the consequence of radiation treatment last year) leaving me feeling pretty ill. Regards, Steven -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Los Gatos, California. +1-650

Re: [Fis] Response to Salthe

2016-02-24 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
Here is a more direct link. Google drive tricked me :-) https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-c2CVg9ZQsAel9tVktvQmxucUk=sharing On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Steven Ericsson-Zenith <ste...@iase.us> wrote: > For reference you can find a copy of Clarence King's &qu

[Fis] "no new and doubtful physical concepts need to be introduced"

2016-07-17 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
n -- Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Los Gatos, California. +1-650-308-8611 http://iase.info <http://iase.info/> signature.asc Description: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail ___ Fis mailing list Fis@listas.unizar.es http://listas

Re: [Fis] "no new and doubtful physical concepts need to be introduced"

2016-07-18 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
s physically, and at small scale is > never at rest, always choosing. Then there are the consequences of these > choices -- interpretation. Interpretation has a basic physical meaning as > the consequences of the choices. > > STAN > > > On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 4:39 P