RE: Who Should Live?

Billy Brown (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 07:39:47 -0600

J. R. Molloy wrote:
> You can't destroy information, you can only change it into
> other forms of information or disinformation.

Ah, no, this isn't true. There are several quantities that seem to be universally conserved in physics (mass/energy, for example, or momentum), but information isn't one of them. Some physical interactions conserve information, but others do not. Under Earthlike conditions, information is created and destroyed all the time.

If you don't believe me, check your local resources on physics and information theory.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I