CAKE! Time to Observe More EvoTardgasms
In the post Measuring Information/ specified complexity, I said:
One way of figuring out how much information it (an object) contains is to figure out how (the simplest way) to make it.
Then you write down the procedure without wasting words/ characters and count those bits.
That will give you an idea of the minimal information it contains.
I say that because all the information that goes into making something is therefor contained by it.
And if you already have the instructions and want to measure the information?
Again just count the bits in the instructions.
For example a cake would, at a minimum, contain all the information in the recipe.
Ya see a recipe is a capturing of the actions- information flows from designer to design:
The causal tie between an artifact and its intended character -- or, strictly speaking, between an artifact and its author's productive intention -- is constituted by an author's actions, that is, by his work on the object.- Stanford-Artifact
That simple concept is lost on evotards. What is also lost on evotards is you wouldn't use CSI to determine if an object was designed. To me CSI is only good when you have the bits- no interpretation of actions required. If you just have an object there are other methods to determine how it came to be and humans use them successfully all the time.
Let the evotardgasms begin...