Re: Three Scientists and Their Gods

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    On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 01:08:08AM -0500, Francesca S. Alcorn wrote:
    > I have been thinking about Aaron's idea that we should dispose of the
    > word meme, and call them replicators. Then we could look at the
    > process of replication, and how ubiquitous it is. So I dug out my
    > copy of Three Scientists and Their Gods, which IIRC, Ed Fredkin is
    > talking about information theory and the whole universe is a
    > computer. It strikes me that in his own way he is looking at a sort
    > of Grand Unifying Theory of replication of information. I am going
    > to go back and read it again, and wondered if anyone else has read it
    > too, what your thoughts were.

    Haven't yet read that, but for one view on the relationship between
    physical and information processes see

    A more appropriate forum for this topic would be the new Philosophy of
    Information mailing list:

    Robin Faichney
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