[Fis] Reply 2 to Michel (A Priori Modeling)
55mrcs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 13:57:50 CEST 2016
In an offline exchange, Michel asks some questions (on my reply to
Annette), summarized below.
> Your "material variation" seems identical to "spatial <
> structure" which is classically used in informational <
> ecology. Why not ? <
• “Why not?“ what? I am unsure of what you are asking. In general material
variation and spatial structure are similar, but the latter (as far as I
know) is used only in urban planning and ecology. That some similar
concepts exist here is unsurprising.
> Could you explain more what is dis-functioning? <
• I focus on an informational continuum, so a simple answer is not
possible. For example, “driving a car“ *might* exemplify functioning, but
“driving a car OFF a cliff“ might typify dis-functioning OR functioning –
depending on whether the driver *intended* to die (via suicide). OR,
“driving a car OFF a cliff“ due to tie-rod (steering) failure might
exemplify dis-function, OR if the tie-rod failed after 800,000 km (max
intended life 300,000 km) might be highly functional. This question can
only be considered within a specified *intensional* context.
> "meaningful" is it a scientific materialistic concept or<
> a philosophical one ? <
• Again, as I focus on an informational continuum a simple answer is not
possible. I detail three (minimum) types of meaning in paper #2, so you can
answer this question for yourself – or you can ask questions specific to
> "pro temp" is it equivalent to temporal ? If yes, this <
> merits a long discussion about [ecological?] stability, <
• The type of stability you seem to emphasize is NOT what I study. I focus
on a priori informational aspects, please keep this in mind as you develop
your questions. I do not dismiss your interests, but I cannot make useful
comments on your topic.
> This problem is exactly "emergence" (and not emergency)<
> in its scientific signification, . . .<
• I am unsure why you mention emergency here as I only ever explore
emergence (detailed mostly in paper #4).
Michele also asks a question on my reply to Stan and Bob.
> Could you explain what you mean by rather paradoxical? <
• I merely emphasize that information and uncertainty are “bizarre
partners“ in terms of statistical entropy. Two types of entropic roles are
implied here, but of opposite characters. Type theory is needed to resolve
this supposed paradox.
Thank you for your questions.
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