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Now:  with such understanding, is the theory simpler 
than it was, or has understanding subsumed the complexity 
such that there are still as many features but described 
with fewer terms?

We're circling Chaitin's algorithmic information concepts and 
Kolmogorov complexity.


areas we have explored before on this list, but which are 
endlessly fascinating.  Still, Kolmogorov complexity is 
a concept Roger can work with when considering complexity 
arising from simple components.

When considering the processes for moving from complexity to 
simplicity, is it the case that by iteration, we migrate from 
Shannon's measures for uncertainty over an unordered space to 
Fisher's measures for uncertainty over an ordered space?


From: Frank Richards [mailto:frank@therichards.org]

On Thursday 24 June 2004 10:56, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>  In the recent article cited from Chaitin,
> he noted how in a hundred years, theories would
> emerge that would take only a few pages to
> describe because the terminology would evolve
> to the point that fewer terms are necessary
> and so what was once complicated to explain
> would be simple.  Is this an advance in
> terminology or in understanding?

'Yes.' With understanding comes the ability to coin the elegant terminology,
to describe the elegant design which also requires the understanding to 


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