Re: Information

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 17:54:17 BST

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    On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 10:38:18AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > On 05/02/01 10:05, Robin Faichney said this-
    > >>It's not information, to me, until someone can use it.
    > >
    > >Isn't the information in every physical thing just waiting to be used?
    > I'm not, at the moment, wanting to make that semantic gap irrelevant.
    > Information about something is hardly relevant _until_ it _can_ be used,
    > and for all purposes and intent, has no existence until it _is_ used.

    So you agree with Joe that unapprehended things cannot be said to exist?
    This is more like philosophical idealism than scientific rationalism.

    > >it is our attempt to minimise these differences that
    > >generates the laws of physics
    > I have not seen one law of physics that we have generated.

    I guess you think they're "out there". But if that were so, they'd
    be immune to refutation, wouldn't they? Or maybe you think they are?

    > >I'm not making this up, you know! :-)
    > If someone does generate laws of physics, they are making them up.

    You really need to read
    before you say any more about this.

    Robin Faichney
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