Information does not physically exist

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  • Physical phenomena include 'formations' but there is nothing physical which could or should transform them 'in' to anything other than different formations.

  • A bit or elementary unit of information has been defined as 'a difference that makes a difference'. While physical phenomena seem *to us* to make a difference, it would be anthropomorphizing to presume that they are different or make a difference to each other.

  • Information existed prior to humans ability to transcribe it into a physical form (e.g. oral tradition).

  • Information is associated with Entropy.

  • Szilard's engine suggests otherwise.

  • Information can be stored physically, e.g. in books.

  • "Physical existence" is ill-defined. One could go so far as asserting that nothing physically exists at all, and that everything is an object of perception rather than objectively existing in and of itself.