Philosophical naturalism holds that all beings and events in the Cosmos are natural and
that there is in nature regularity, unity, and wholeness that imply objective laws.
In this paper we will discuss what these laws might be and whether they are indeed
entirely objective. A scientific revolution began in the 17th century, with dramatic changes in our
concepts of cosmology (Kepler, Galileo, and Newton) and celestial mechanics, in
addition to better understanding of the sciences of mechanics and physics in general.
The modern science we have today is largely rooted in that scientific revolution and
the subsequent Age of Enlightenment that followed in the 18th century. Central to the
physics that emerged from these shifts, from Newton to Einstein, are two fundamental
concepts: matter and energy. During the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st, notions of information (alongside matter and energy) have increasingly become part of the framework of
modern science. We wish to reflect on this third component, information, in this short