RE: virus: Belief and Knowledge (was: The truth about faith)

Robin Faichney (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 09:49:13 +0100

> From: David McFadzean[]
> At 06:29 PM 9/13/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:
> >> David McFadzean[] wrote:
> >> I think I have discovered some hidden assumptions. I think goals
> and
> >> purposes can be attributed to systems to the extent that are
> *alive*.
> >>
> >What's special about life? :-)
> Good question! One possible answer is that life is attributed to
> systems
> that have become sufficiently complex such that the internal
> information
> dynamics take over the behavior from physical (mass/energy) dynamics.
> Does that fit in with your theories?
(Note: I recently sent David a copy of something I'm working on
re "information and reality".)

Nope, sorry! There's no difference between information dynamics
and physical dynamics, these are just difference takes on the
same thing. It's just that, with more complex systems, the
informational (or formal, in the broad sense) view becomes more