L.A. Moran lamoran at gpu.utcc.utoronto.ca
Mon Apr 25 20:11:58 EST 1994

In article <9404252143.AA03388 at deimos.med.pitt.edu>,
Robert Preston <rapr at MED.PITT.EDU> wrote:
>But it seems the information is somehow context-dependent (evolutionary
>context).  Like, the sequence of lambda "means" one thing in our universe,
>but it would almost have to "mean" total nonsense in a (this is a gedanken-
>experiment) parallel universe where the analogs of "E. coli" would fail
>to interact with our lambda because of the vagaries of evolution.
>I guess I'm asking, does anyone know how to compute historical-evolutionary
>"information" content?

No. But that doesn't seem to prevent lots of people from trying anyway.

Laurence A. Moran (Larry)

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