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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2012,13:56   

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Quote (JohnW @ Oct. 05 2012,12:12)
This entire issue boils down to the question: Is it even possible for the laws of physics to explain information? In principle, as a matter of logic, they cannot. The laws of physics describe and prescribe the behavior of every bit of matter and energy in the universe. Physical laws govern the behavior of physical things.

Information requires language. Language requires symbols and rules. Symbols are ABSTRACT THINGS...

So let me see if I've got this right. Symbols cannot be...say...seen or heard or...felt? Symbols are not "physical things" that are governed by physical laws? Pray do you detect them then?

With your mind.  Or Mind.

Math is just a language of reality. Its a waste of time to know it. - Robert Byers

There isn't any probability that the letter d is in the word "mathematics"...  The correct answer would be "not even 0" - JoeG

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