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KenChimp's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by KenChimp

Very thoughtful, insightful and well written......as usual.

I recall philosophy in college and the philosophical discussions of "nothing", and whether there could be an "absolute" nothing, or merely "relative" nothings. It was an odd discussion and several, less scientifically interested students were flabbergasted by the fact we were even discussing such nonsense at all.

The past few years I've been interested in Bob Doyle's Information Philosophy. He has a rather comprehensive website up for it. I don't know if you've looked into this or not, but you may find it worth your while. He is also a physicist by profession, and has arrived at a rather interesting philosophical perspective.

I've yet to read your new book, but I fully intend to, though I may not get the chance to until this summer.

I'm very, very appreciative of your work, particularly how well you are able to relate these extremely complex subjects in physics to more ignorant apes such as I.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:17:55 UTC | #937819