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|Quote (Henry J @ Nov. 20 2011,11:09)|
|Quote (OgreMkV @ Nov. 20 2011,11:37)|
|You could show him a fractal and ask him if that is a lot of information or a little bit of information. If he says 'a lot' then he's an idiot (well, beyond what we already knew).|
If you're talking about the information needed to generate it, that would be a little. But what if you're talking about a list of the coordinates of the pixels to display it? ;)
Do you REALLY want to get into arguments about Shannon verus Kolmogrov?
If so, I recommend reading Shallit and Elsberry, "Playing Games with Probability: Dembski's Complex Specified Information." 2005 "Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism" Rutgers University Press
Use the paperback
"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."
L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"