Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Sunday, November 06, 2011

How Intelligent Design Defines "Information"

Actually the title is misleading because Intelligent Design doesn't define "information", it is perfectly OK with the accepted definition commonly used:


b: the attribute inherent in and communicated by one of two or more alternative sequences or arrangements of something (as nucleotides in DNA or binary digits in a computer program) that produce specific effects

When Shannon developed his information theory he was not concerned about "specific effects":
The word information in this theory is used in a special mathematical sense that must not be confused with its ordinary usage. In particular, information must not be confused with meaning.- Warren Weaver, one of Shannon's collaborators

Specified Information is Shannon Information with meaning/ function.

So when IDists speak of "information" the are talking about specified information, which is the information used in and associated with information technology and every day living. The "information", without which communication would be impossible.

I still don't understand why evotards think that Intelligent Design uses some "top-secret" definition of "information". Oh, evoTARDS- nevermind....


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