Re: Information

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 12:54:14 BST

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    On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 02:29:32PM -0500, wrote:
    > On 5 May 2001, at 13:33, Robin Faichney wrote:
    > > I'm sorry, but that quote seems to me to support my position. Perhaps
    > > you'd be good enough to explain?
    > >
    > The part about observer participation giving rise to information
    > (which in turn gives rise to physics) is as clear as a bell; in the
    > absence of observer participation, one cannot claim information, for
    > there is no participating observer for it to INFORM. As for all things
    > physical being information-theoretic in origin, that's information-
    > theoretic FOR US, who formulate theories from the information we,
    > as participant observers, apprehend, via perception, from our
    > perspectives upon the physical and participatory universe we
    > inhabit.

    As usual, you fall back on insisting that "information" only be used
    where someone is actually "informed". That concerns the most useful
    way to use the word, and is necessarily a matter of opinion, about
    which we differ. Everything else you say there is fine by me.

    Robin Faichney
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