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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 20 2011,12:18   

Quote (Southstar @ Nov. 20 2011,10:21)
 
Quote (Ioseb @ ,)
Just in case you don't understand for your thick little brain here is a simple example

sequence1: get me some cheese
Sequence2: eef hg thki loffr

See they both have the same amount of Shannon information but sequence 1 has extra information encoded it tells you more.



Of course we have only Ioseb's word for it that "eef hg thki loffr" doesn't mean something in some obscure language.  

Sequence3: zhw n wjs rh rny
Sequence4: jmz nj nhy n snw

One of these is "bring me some wine" in ancient Egyptian (there's apparently no attested word for "cheese").  The other doesn't mean anything I know of; it's just a string of letters and spaces.  Which one has more information?

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"The . . . um . . . okay, I was genetically selected for blue eyes.  I know there are brown eyes, because I've observed them, but I can't do it.  Okay?  So . . . um . . . coz that's real genetic selection, not the nonsense Giberson and the others are talking about." - DO'L

  
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