virus: Re: virus-digest V2 #337

Wed, 24 Dec 1997 09:36:52 -0800

David McFadzean wrote:

> Yes, but it depends on what you mean by "exist", right? I phrased it the
> way I did because these core beliefs are meant for public consumption
> and not everyone understands the subtle differences between the supernatural
> and the <supernatural>.

I don't.

> Lately I've been thinking of defining existence
> as a pattern that is instantiated in matter and/or energy, i.e. information
> manifested.

Does a simulated object "exist?" It is arguably instantiated in energy.