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KCdgw



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 25 2011,15:29   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Jan. 25 2011,15:13)
"data + context -> information:
  Oven 3 chamber temperature is now 325 F.

information + context -> knowledge:
  Oven 3 is within band (320 - 330)."


I love how knowledge is less precise than information!

DURRRRRRRRRR. He's good at making stuff up, though.

This reminds me of something I wrote up oN ARN once to show how duplication and recombination could result in an increase of information:

Consider a partial grocery list for a 4th of July Picnic:

1 gallon bottle spring water

2 1-Liter Bottles Orange Crush

1 pound sliced Virginia ham

1 pound sliced Provolone Cheese

1 melon




Now consider a duplication occurring for the word "water", and a recombination of "water" and "melon" to produce this:

1 gallon bottle spring water

2 1-Liter Bottles Orange Crush

1 pound Virginia ham

1 pound sliced Provolone Cheese

1 watermelon

The second list has additional, novel, specified (oh how the creationists love specified information!) information ("watermelon" is more specific than just "melon"), and this specified information was produced by duplicating and recombining information that already existed.

There is also a decrease in uncertainty.

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Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it-- Confucius

  
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