From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 02 Feb 2003 - 07:14:25 GMT
>That's true for information encoded in 1s and 0s, but how many bits are in
>a codon? Information can be passed in units other than bits, as it is in
>language. Language can be translated into bits, but that is not the
>primary unit of structure in language. There is no reason why it should
>be so in memes which are encoded in language. What is the basic unit of
>transfer in imitation or art? Is a statue, for example, composed of
>bits? Or an idea?
>What about facial expressions and body language? Information comes in
>many forms and can be transmitted in whole units (pictures, actions,
>tools, etc.,) and many formats.
It doesn't matter. Just like everything material is made out of atoms,
everything informational can be measured in bits. This is fundamental.
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