Re: virus: the universe

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 19 May 1999 08:34:16 +0100

In message <199904182126a4993@?>, psypher <> writes
> Imaginary things, ideals, ideas and such
>> are items of subjective information. These patterns are real in the
>> sense that Eric says ideas are, i.e. being encoded in brains, if not
>> also books etc. But it's a different kind of reality, requiring
>> information processing to reveal it, which is why it's subjective --
>> it depends on the right sort of processing being done on it. Unlike
>> objective information, belonging to simple physical things, which
>> just exists with no processing required.
>...the problem I see with this is that, in principle, no information
>is of any greater significance than any other.

Isn't significance subjective?

>The universe as such
>cannot saud to "consist" of anything, it is not composed of parts. It

If it is not composed of parts, how can anything be of greater significance than anything else?