Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics
Paul Davies, Niels Henrik Gregersen
Cambridge University Press, Sep 23, 2010 - Science
Many scientists regard mass and energy as the primary currency of nature. In recent years, however, the concept of information has gained importance. Why? In this book, eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart various aspects of information, from quantum information to biological and digital information, in order to understand how nature works. Beginning with an historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and its philosophical, theological and ethical implications.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fpagan - LibraryThing
The symposium on which the book is based having been sponsored by the profoundly misguided Templeton Foundation, the last 5 chapters (~120 pages) and some other parts are garbage (theology), but I did ... Read full review
I engaged with some authors especially Peacocke, and Holmes.
The book explained complexity and emergence and how these relate to understanding both ontology and teleology.
I have a better understanding of Natural Theology also.
I have bought this book and will reread and reference it.