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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.


'This is the anthology we have been waiting for … seminal papers deal with matter through the history of Greek thought, seventeenth-century materialism and twentieth-century dematerialism, the need for a new scientific world view in the light of the quantum nature of the universe, and the storage and transmission of information in biological systems with the new knowledge of their genomes and development … Philosophers, theologians and scientists all have their say, wrestling with the theme of God as the ultimate informational and structuring principle in the universe.'

Professor Sir Brian Heap - President, European Academies Science Advisory Board, German Academy of Sciences

'… Davies is without a doubt one of the best popular-science writers in the world … if you want to know more about this novel take on reality, then I highly recommend Davies and Gregersen's erudite and entertaining collection.'

Vlatko Vedral Source: Physics World

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