Hans Baeyer

Hans Baeyer

If the intensity of the material world is plotted along the horizontal axis, and the response of the human mind is on the vertical, the relation between the two is represented by the logarithmic curve. Could this rule provide a clue to the relationship between the objective measure of information, and our subjective perception of it?More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Underneath the shifting appearances of the world as perceived by our unreliable senses, is there, or is there not, a bedrock of objective reality?More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Claude Shannon, the founder of information theory, invented a way to measure 'the amount of information' in a message without defining the word 'information' itself, nor even addressing the question of the meaning of the message.More Hans Baeyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Both induction and deduction, reasoning from the particular and the general, and back again from the universal to the specific, form the essence to scientific thinking.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]

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