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Listen: Information Theory for Non-Nerds


Did you ever wonder how to describe the difference between Mount Fuji and Mount Rushmore in appropriate information theoretic terms? You're not alone.

On an episode of ID the Future, Robert Marks and Winston Ewert of the Evolutionary Informatics Lab discuss three of their recently published papers dealing with evolutionary informatics, algorithmic specified complexity, and how information makes evolution work.

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The subject of information theory as it relates to intelligent design can be abstruse. In an amusing and enlightening conversation, Dr. Marks and Dr. Ewert explain it all for you in terms even non-nerds can understand. This is the first of three segments.

Image: Mount Fuji, by Midori (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.