Re: Mental vs. Physical

Kathryn Aegis (
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 18:29:09 +0000

Anders Sandberg:
>I think this is largely true, although I doubt it is oxygen deprivation
>that is the main problem (the lungs are good at getting it; it is getting
>rid of carbon dioxide that is the problem).

No, you are definitely getting less oxygen, because less air enters
the lungs to begin with. You are not breathing as deeply if your
nasal or bronchial tubes are clogged or irritated, and the basic medical
instrument used to measure breathing efficiency measures volume.

>The stuff that makes up reality is information

I presume that this takes the 'all matter is energy' construction one
step further--energy as information?


Kathryn Aegis