X-Message-Number: 25905
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 09:39:54 EST
Subject: Re: CryoNet #25891 - #25903

Thomas Donaldson wrote in part:

>A  system designed to implement a program,
>and running that program, looks  to me unlikely to have the 
>compactness of a system which is physically  designed to do what
>the program does. 

Yes--I have postulated that a physical object or system is probably the  most 
compact possible way to encode ALL of the information about it. 
And any attempted isomorphism or model cannot be one-to-one. There will  

always be extras on one side or the other. Whether the extras are important is
the issue.
Robert Ettinger

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