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    Hi Robin,
    I've just checked out your website and enjoyed my visit. You are putting together a very interesting research project, which has an obvious connection to memetics.

    With your indulgence, I have a couple of questions... just interested in your thoughts...
    Question 1: Would you consider the state of a light switch to be an item of information if there were no intelligent observers (or understanders) of the information -- perhaps, say, if life on Earth became extinct? Or do you think information requires understanding in order to be considered information?

    Question 2: Do you think that high quality information can be reduced to large quantities of primitive information? Or is there something about some information quality that cannot be reduced?

    Interesting topic, keep up the good work.

    Brent Silby 2001
    Memetics Research
    and Engineering Project

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    Try this one: Correcting the Creationist,

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