Re: Information

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 13:33:40 BST

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    On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:02:08PM -0500, wrote:
    > On 3 May 2001, at 18:33, Robin Faichney wrote:
    > > More generally, in thermodynamics, material structure is considered as
    > > information, and is inversely proportional to entropy. If you want to
    > > argue with that, I suggest you seek out an appropriate forum -- but I
    > > doubt you'll convince many physicists to adopt your view.
    > >
    > Except the physicist John A. Wheeler, who is quoted approvingly
    > at both the beginning and the end of Friedan's book. I repeat the
    > quote for your benefit:
    > All things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is
    > a participatory universe...Observer participation gives rise to
    > information, and information gives rise to physics.
    > Apparently, Friedan, Wheeler and Heisenberg, as physicists, all
    > understood the phenomenological lesson you, as a wannabe
    > philosopher, have yet to learn.

    I'm sorry, but that quote seems to me to support my position. Perhaps
    you'd be good enough to explain?

    Robin Faichney
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