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Topic: Re:Re:Information as a nominalization
Posted by: Juan Arce
Date/Time: 09/07/2004 10:55:53

My point is that whenever we said that something has informatión we forget that we mean that something is about something else. Information and aboutness are synonyms. We use the notion of information to explain almost everything in the realm of the living so we say that:

-Communication consist in information transfer from one place to another or from one person to another...

-The nervous system and the brain processes information to generate behaviour

-The DNA contains information about the organism.

It seems to us perfectly reasonable to speak this way, and to explain this way. Now change information for aboutness:

-Communication consist in aboutness transfer from one place to another or from one person to another...

-The nervous system and the brain processes aboutness to generate behaviour

-The DNA contains aboutness about the organism.

Isn't something strange going on here?.....

Do we really need the notion of information to explain those phenomena? is it something that has only become a commodity just because everybody seems to understand what we say? Isn't a bit strange that we want to understand those phenomenom in terms of some things pointing to others?

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Information as a nominalization08/07/2004 13:06:21Juan Arce
     Re:Information as a nominalization08/07/2004 18:04:27John Schertzer
          Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 10:55:53Juan Arce
               Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 20:14:53John Schertzer
     Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 00:12:52nj
          Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 03:22:12Simon
               Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization13/07/2004 09:20:09e_lie
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization14/07/2004 11:32:34Juan Arce
          Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 11:48:19Juan Arce
               Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 15:10:51Simon
               Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 15:24:54Ryan Nagy
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 15:27:38Ryan Nagy
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization09/07/2004 18:20:32tish
                              :Re:Re:Information as a nominalization12/07/2004 16:17:05Ryan Nagy
                                   Re::Re:Re:Information as a nominalization13/07/2004 14:10:51Martin Messier
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization13/07/2004 07:54:57nj
               Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization11/07/2004 06:37:03nj
     Re:Information as a nominalization13/07/2004 04:30:06Thomas B
          Re:Re:Information as a nominalization13/07/2004 09:15:50Juan Arce
               Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization13/07/2004 14:58:03Martin Messier
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization14/07/2004 00:23:50Rr
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Information as a nominalization14/07/2004 14:30:17Juan Arce

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