Skip to comments.In the Beginning Was Information: The Quality and Usefulness of Information (Ch 9)
Posted on 04/25/2009 9:32:56 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Chapter 9: The Quality and Usefulness of Information
Shannons information theory can be regarded as an extension of probability theory. He takes the bit as the unit of measurement of information, and a book with 200 pages then contains twice as much information as one with 100 pages if the pages contain the same number of letters. Meaning is completely ignored. Wolfgang Feitscher gave a striking description of this situation: When considering semantic information, we are like a chemist who can weigh substances, but cannot analyze them. In this sense, Shannon solved the problem of weighing information, but the analysis question is still untouched. To rise above Shannons theory, it is necessary to define measures for semantic information which must be generally valid. We will now discuss some aspects which may pave the way for solving this difficult problem...
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(Stay tuned for Chapter 10)
Thanks for the ping!
but, but, that’s impossible, information that guides the processes of the most ‘primitive’ cell and that contains tons of sophisticated info....why, it all came by random time chance and mutation...
Dr. Gitt is touching on Dr. Shannon’s theory again. I know some do not agree with Gitt’s contention that Shannon’s theory doesn’t go far enough, but I figured you guys might be interested, if for no other reason, because Shannon is mentioned.
Have a great day!
And yet that is their position...Amazing isn’t it?!?!?
Jétais heureux de le faire :o)
...and on the second day came spelling and all of the tools necessary to avoid the embarrassment of mis-spelling one of the most important word in the first line of Genesis...
Really, tri-G! Surely the creationism rationalism sites can do better than that!
That was my mistake. And your right, I can do better! Thanks for pointing out my error :o)
I’m batting a thousand today!
Title is fixed...we can all rest easy now :o)
In an honest world the theory of evolution would have been over with, done and gone the day that the DNA/RNA system was discovered. Information codes do not just sort of happen...
And on the second day after morning recess some backward children were schooled in the proper use of the plural form.
itz their position because it has to be....
Yeah—typos haven’t quite evolved out of our species yet.
You’re rationalizing. A bit of research on the esteemed Dr. Gitt is in order.
Evolution and Christianity are perfectly compatible.
Explain 1 Corinthians 15:39.
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