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Oxford Physicist: Information Is Irreducible to Physics

Oxford physicist David Deutsch is an atheist — who also endorses the reality of information as irreducible to physics.

“Information, in my view,” he says in the clip (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 intelligent-design 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.