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

David McFadzean (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 11:40:49 -0600

At 09:49 AM 9/16/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:

>Nope, sorry! There's no difference between information dynamics
>and physical dynamics, these are just difference takes on the

OK, I finished reading your chapter and I think I understand
where you are coming from. If matter and energy are not essentially
different than (objective) information, then there is no difference
between the dynamics.

>same thing. It's just that, with more complex systems, the
>informational (or formal, in the broad sense) view becomes more

True, but when the formal stance become more useful, doesn't that
indicate a difference in kind in the dynamics of the underlying
system? I'm thinking here of something along the lines of a
phase transition like Wolfram's categories of cellular automata
dynamics: static, periodic, random and chaotic.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus