Hans Baeyer

Hans Baeyer

As every bookie knows instinctively, a number such as reliability - a qualitative rather than a quantitative measure - is needed to make the valuation of information practically useful.More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To put it one way, a collection of Shakespeare's plays is richer than a phone book that uses the same number of letters; to put it another, the essence of information lies in the relationships among bits, not their sheer number.More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For generations, field guides to plants and animals have sharpened the pleasure of seeing by opening our minds to understanding. Now John Adam has filled a gap in that venerable genre with his painstaking but simple mathematical descriptions of familiar, mundane physical phenomena. This is nothing less than a mathematical field guide to inanimate nature.More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In fact, an information theory that leaves out the issue of noise turns out to have no content.More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Paradox is the sharpest scalpel in the satchel of science. Nothing concentrates the mind as effectively, regardless of whether it pits two competing theories against each other, or theory against observation, or a compelling mathematical deduction against ordinary common sense.More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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