Re: Information

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 14:07:51 BST

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    On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 08:52:53AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > On 05/04/01 05:30, Robin Faichney said this-
    > >I'm talking about the information that's
    > >intrinsic to every physical system, that Frieden and colleagues have used
    > >*successfully* to derive the laws of physics.
    > And, sure, I can understand that. But, if this intrinsic (is this
    > Fisher?) information is _not_ derived, and the law of physics issued
    > therefrom, of what significance is it, or could it possibly have?
    > Significance- 2. A meaning that is expressed.

    I'm no physicist, and I don't know exactly how intrinsic information
    is handled by Frieden. (It's not Fisher information -- that's the sort
    that *can* be extracted from the system.) But for me, if its use allows
    the laws of physics to be derived, then it's significant.

    Significance: 3. Importance; moment; weight; consequence.

    Robin Faichney
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