scerir at libero.it
Wed Oct 26 08:59:17 UTC 2005
> I think the solution to the math/matter/mind puzzle
> is that reality has *three* time dimensions,
> each time dimension being an *emergent* property
> of a complex system.
Aristotle called it 'hylomorphism',
from hule = matter, or sustance,
and morphe = form, or information.
(It is possible that Aristotle
thought that forms - informations? -
were emergent, 'evolutive' properties.)
According to an 'updated' version of this
'hylomorphism' there is, in fact, a difference
between physical states (i.e. quantum states)
and the limited information carried by these states.
For a different approach see Wheeler's 'participatory
universe': 'All things physical are information -
theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe...
Observer participancy gives rise to information;
and information gives rise to physics.'
"The only laws of matter are those
which our minds must fabricate,
and the only laws of mind
are fabricated for it by matter."
-James Clerk Maxwell
"Nature is earlier than man,
but man is earlier than natural science."
-Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsaecker
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