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|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?
"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