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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 17 2006,19:12   

Quote (Zachriel @ Nov. 17 2006,08:35)
Good Math, Bad Math does Salvador Cordova, via Pharyngula

         
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He starts off with a typically clueless statement

       
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In information science, it is empirically and theoretically shown that noise destroys specified complexity, but cannot create it.

Except of course that Sal's definition of "specified complexity" is roughly something like "stuff that seems really complex, but which I can describe imprecisely using very few words".



And then this (from Goodmath, Badmath):    
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And mysteriously, Cordova's post has disappeared. Whodathunkit.

Posted by: John Lynch | November 16, 2006 04:49 PM


I think this captures the very essence of Uncommon Descent.

  
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