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Steve Dekorte
01-25-2010, 08:56 PM
For me, the solopsistic/nihilistic ("there are no people, nothing at all like that") perspectives of TL ultimately converge on the philosophy of informational monism. And although modern philosophy hasn't embraced this point of view yet, modern physics may not be far from adopting it:

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1001.0785

Steve Dekorte
02-09-2010, 04:51 AM
I haven't really studied physics in-depth because my intent is on neurobiology and philosophy of mind, but I am interested in your opinion about fractal cosmology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal_cosmology). I've recently had a friend "go mad" spouting a theory about existing in a fractal of nothingness. He asserted we all exist in a nothingness which resembles a fractal.

I recently discovered an interesting article in favor of fractal cosmology. (http://fractalcosmology.com/main.php?lang=en&root_menu=3)

You seem to be knowledgeable about physics and astronomy, so I think you can provide some further insight.

Interesting link - thanks.

FWIW, even simple feedback systems typically produce self similar patterns on different scales so to say the universe is a fractal is to say that it's patterns can be described as feedback systems. We know we can do this with physical "laws" which typically take the form of differential equations.

I'm interested in your friend's use of the term "nothingness". The fractal patterns are of information - is he referring to how people don't commonly think of information as being "something"? I'd be interested in hearing more about him.