From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 02:30:25 MST
At 09:45 PM 23/03/04 -0500, you wrote:
>>There is no question that currently the epi-genetic information transfer
>>from generation to generation is much larger than the genetic information
>>and that prior to chipped rock it was much smaller
>Just out of curiosity, how/where was that quantified?
Both are information. Information is quantified in bits or bytes.
The human or chimpanzee genome is on the order of a G byte.
A thick novel is on the order of a M byte. So by this crude measure,
the crossover was when culture took 1000 books.
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