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Information as real and irreducible to physics? – David Deutsch’s surprising response

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Oxford physicist David Deutsch seems to think so, here:

“Information, in my view,” he says in the clip below [at about 40:35], “cannot be reduced to statements about atoms.” He then gives a story about the transmission of information which should be familiar to any ID advocate. “It’s only special kinds of information,” he goes on, “that are preserved and instantiated,” not because of their physical instantiations, which are strictly irrelevant, but because of their informational properties.

“Remarkable and worth watching” says a friend of Uncommon Descent.

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