Re: Mental vs. Physical

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 8 Feb 1997 22:08:16 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 7 Feb 1997, Kathryn Aegis wrote:

> Me:
> >I presume that this takes the 'all matter is energy' construction
> >one step further--energy as information?
> Eric Watt Forste:
> >immediately translate that word to "information". If I tried to
> >interpret such talk with a physicist's understanding of energy or
> >vibration, I'd get nowhere fast.
> I hope that Anders reads this before replying, but I really did mean
> the physicist's "all matter is energy" construction. I'm not a New
> Ager--to me it's mostly Boomer nonsense.

Yes, it is fascinating how often energy is misused in a variety of areas.
Still, it shows how fundamental the concept is to our culture and thinking.

The same goes for information - what *is* information really? Of course,
that's heavy ontology and not necessarily answerable.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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