Is there a mathematically acceptable definition of information and language? Is it possible to classify Sanford's genomic degeneration theorem as being mathematical?
http://everythingimportant.org/genome.pdf

Is there a mathematically acceptable definition of information and language? Is it possible to classify Sanford's genomic degeneration theorem as being mathematical?
http://everythingimportant.org/genome.pdf
Why?Originally Posted by DrRocket
Why not?
Why what?
Also, what kind of languages are you talking about?
If information has a mathematical definition, then I would expect that the existence of information implies an associated language. How can information be expressed without a language?Originally Posted by MagiMaster
That's because you are trying to use the intuitive definition of information, which doesn't really work. Basically, don't confuse information with meaning. (Also note that there is meaning in shaking your head, or looking a certain direction at the right time, and we don't generally consider those things language.)
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