Crash Course in Information Theory

I recently had the idea to write a quick introduction to information theory, but a new blog came along called Good Math, Bad Math and beat me to it. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2.

Even with that introductory background, you are already well equipped to refute the creationist claim that random mutation can’t add information to a genome. The fact that people like William Dembski, promoted as the “Isaac Newton of information theory,” make this claim proves they don’t have a clue how “information” is even defined.

Needless to say, as a computer science, that’s the creationist claim that hurts the most.

Good Math, Bad Math also has a pretty good description of the halting problem. However, mine’s better, because it includes dinosaurs.

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