That has led to the whole field of #%$&%%## "science," which seeks to shoehorn those beliefs into some semblance of scientific language in order to allow #%$&%%##s to continue to believe that science corroborates their beliefs when the exact opposite is more often the case.There no doubt exist natural laws, but once this fine reason of ours was corrupted, it corrupted everything.
I said that Shannon didn't conduct experiments to develop information theory, not that he never conducted any experiments ever. Information theory is a mathematical, not an experimental, science, but it does have real world applications.
Good Percy, we don't need the scientific method. I see your a real scientist at heart.
That is precisely the point, that information theory is not concerned with meaning. If you're talking about meaning then you're not talking about information theory.
No your right, I'm talking about information science.
No, that's how you defined information. I inquired how you were calculating the amount of information in your program, and you replied like this:
If you want to know how I calculated the information content then just compile the following files..
So did you? The human brain is amazing. I can start talking to you in Spanish and you might have no idea what I'm talking about. But we adjust. You understand that I am trying to convey some information but you don't understand the code. Then we start talking slowly and/or use our body language. When I was a bit younger I journeyed the the Himalayas, I didn't know their language but I could communicate easily.
You say that reality is information; what kind of a statement is that?
I presume you didn't just make them up, so where did they come from?
They come from a set of standards. I want to juggle a few objects, I need to conform to the language of the processor, a standard. The "shell" of the program informs the processor of the addressess where it should start loading and how much space it needs to allocate to the process.
The next set of instructions juggle the first lot of objects and the additional information juggles the second.
But of course we're talking about a binary machine, boring, lets talk about a machine that has a base FOUR system but also has 'fussy logic'.
Well, okay, yes, you have argued with it, but that log23 is 1.585 bits, and that DNA uses 12 bits to represent these 1.585 bits, and that the difference between them is 10.415 bits, are mathematical facts as undeniable as 2+2=4. You can argue if you like, but not rationally.
Yes Percy I'll attempt the argument. There no doubt exist natural laws, but once this fine reason of ours was corrupted, it corrupted everything.