daf at bmsmetcon.oxford-brookes.ac.uk
Tue Jun 15 08:13:22 EST 1993
Una Smith writes:
> John Wood's description of this mailing list sounds virtually identical
> to many of the long-running discussions in bionet.info-theory. I suggest
> that the current subscribers join bionet.info-theory rather than creating
> yet another newsgroup.
I am sure the fallacy in the following proposition is easily spotted:
Cats have four legs. Therefore animals with four legs are cats.
Una Smith's proposition strikes me as the same: information theory
discusses these topics, therefore these topics are information theory.
I would not want to denigrate information theory and I would accept
the possibility of its application in metabolic regulation, but as a
matter of record, little of the extant work uses information theory.
In any case, metabolic-reg would not be different from many other
bionet groups that are classified by their biological topic rather
than the practical or theoretical tools they use.
daf at bms.brookes.ac.uk
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