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by uwot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

These things can only really be understood after one was exposed long enough to the Eastern worldview. What exactly were you exposed to, and how long did it take? Don't you know what I meant by a dualism of information and stuff? Yes. I just don't know what you mean by "many people see through it i...
by uwot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

You don't seem to have the vaguest ability to process context. Maybe. Perhaps you could help me by explaining the context better. I explained like 2-3 times, that dualistic thinking is a more general cognitive error that can pop up in several forms and on several levels. I'm sure that is true. My p...
by uwot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

What is the topic of contention in the discussion between you, Atla, and uwot? I honestly don't know.. I asked many times but he never stated it. But now he seems to be saying that he agrees with me. This: Simply put, you exist in a massive state of delusion that you have no idea is there. And that...
by uwot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

Why can't you, just once, not write a complete strawman? Of course matter and energy can be seen as fluctuations/shapes/patterns/whatever, in some underlying field. This is what you said: If it's not smooth then stuff is no longer needed, just the lumps and eddies. But stuff + lumps and eddies is a...
by uwot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

Really? So what is, or is not if you prefer, information and what empirical evidence can you provide that supports your claim? Well you could read the opening post of this topic, and then point out where you disagree? You appear to have forgotten that we started here: Most physicists, since Einstei...
by uwot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

You didn't address what I wrote. It's not about the "meaning" of information. It's about whether information even exists as such of itself, or not. You can use empirical evidence on this one. Really? So what is, or is not if you prefer, information and what empirical evidence can you provide that s...
by uwot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

You have asserted it many times. That is not the same as explaining it. Could you summerize in a few sentences what you are actually arguing against? Because I think I explained myself several times already... The thing you asserted: All of Western thinking is dualistic on one or more levels, I exp...
by uwot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Portrait of reality 2nd edition.
Replies: 36
Views: 364

Re: A Portrait of reality 2nd edition.

That's it. No more tinkering. This is the version that I have sent to a couple of agents. With any luck I'll hear by Easter and for all I know, I'll have to completely rewrite it. This version is still available on Amazon. So if you bought a copy, and have nothing but glittering praise for it, a rev...
by uwot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

All of Western thinking is dualistic on one or more levels, I explained that several times. You have asserted it many times. That is not the same as explaining it. This way of interpreting reality was thoroughly refuted by the scientific process. What you are saying is that Western thinking has bee...
by uwot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Which physics theory is hardest to believe?
Replies: 28
Views: 1148

Re: Which physics theory is hardest to believe?

...neither you, nor I, nor anyone else, can say for certain, that they know the actual case. Funnily enough I was just saying as much to Atla. All that you can say with any sort of truth on your tongue is that you chose to buy into the most accepted theory on what is the case. Spheres, me old China...
by uwot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

Which bit of this: I have already said that I am not insisting that interpretation is correct. do you not understand? On the surface level you didn't... Apart from here: As Feynman says at 1:48: "every theoretical physicist that's any good knows 6 or 7 different theoretical representations for exac...
by uwot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Which physics theory is hardest to believe?
Replies: 28
Views: 1148

Re: Which physics theory is hardest to believe?

Even Penrose, who I think is the main champion of the BBT, has claimed its improbability is staggering. Well, Penrose's thing is Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. One chance in a number so large that its exponent needs an exponent. Something like 10 ** 10 ** 120 .. I'd like to see how he arrived at that ...
by uwot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

I have already said that I am not insisting that interpretation is correct. It is you that is insisting that your interpretation is correct, but you cannot prove it. You just happen to believe it. You do. Separateness is also an interpretation. There is no evidence for it, and yet you somehow have ...
by uwot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

But you believe they are imaginary. That is the philosophical step you have taken that goes beyond empiricism, and it is the one you cannot prove. Well, first, empiricism also goes beyond empiricism by assuming that things are separate... Once again: empiricism is the contention that the only thing...
by uwot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Information does not exist as such
Replies: 108
Views: 1191

Re: Information does not exist as such

Fair enough. So how do you think you and I think differently? For example I don't "thingify", I don't project imaginary units, imaginary divisions onto reality. But you believe they are imaginary. That is the philosophical step you have taken that goes beyond empiricism, and it is the one you canno...