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|Quote (Drew Headley @ June 19 2006,11:18)|
|When you say that random mutation causes the genome to lose information, it does not square with the definition of information used in the relevant fields. A mutation that results in the probability of a certain symbol increasing when its probability is less than 1/n will increase the information content of a signal. The opposite is also true|
Of course, in the incredibly unlikely event that someone can get Davie to come up with his definition of information, it'll likely reduce to "that which is decreased by mutation".
There's also the rare but observed occurrence or a mutation happening, then the reverse mutation happening, leaving that portion of the genome in its original state. If all mutations lose information, what is the information content of that portion of the genome after those two mutations?