What's in a number? Reciprocating Bill wants to know

Reciprocating Bill seems to think that since the number of bits is the same for a specified/ functional sequence of say 250 nucleotides and a random/ nonfunctional sequence of 250 nucleotides, that the NUMBER doesn't tell us anything.
Big duh. The difference is one is a measure of specified complexity and the other of mere complexity.
When you weigh something, the weight, ie the number, doesn't tell you anything about what it is you weighed. Nor does it tell you if it is pounds, ounces, grams, nothing.
The bottom line is a number is just a number unless there is a context.
Reciprocating Bill seems to think that since the number of bits is the same for a specified/ functional sequence of say 250 nucleotides and a random/ nonfunctional sequence of 250 nucleotides, that the NUMBER doesn't tell us anything.
Big duh. The difference is one is a measure of specified complexity and the other of mere complexity.
When you weigh something, the weight, ie the number, doesn't tell you anything about what it is you weighed. Nor does it tell you if it is pounds, ounces, grams, nothing.
The bottom line is a number is just a number unless there is a context.
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