Re: De-Anthropomorphizing SL3 to SL4.

From: Martin Striz (
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 13:24:17 MST

>It's all rather complex, and by the most liberal estimate perhaps 20% of
>the genomic sequence caries information that is pertinent to the
>development and function of H. sapiens. That's maybe 600 or 700 million
>base pairs (160 MB). I draw the distinction because you could have, say, a
>document that is 840 kb, but what if 80% of it is random, wordless strings
>of letters? You wouldn't call that information.

By the way, isn't it rather humbling that nature can build a human with 160
MB of data, and Microsoft can barely make an operating system to run a
computer under that size?


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