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Grammatical Man : Information, Entropy, Language and Life Jeremy Campbell

Grammatical Man : Information, Entropy, Language and Life

Jeremy Campbell

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This book succeeds in its stated intention of giving an overview of the development of information theory. Human beings are decoders who interpret information. Scientific theories are human creations seeking to enlighten. The author explains aMoreThis book succeeds in its stated intention of giving an overview of the development of information theory. Human beings are decoders who interpret information. Scientific theories are human creations seeking to enlighten. The author explains a basic explanation from information theory, i.e., that in an ordinary conversation, information is conveyed when the speaker says something that changes the listeners knowledge.Campbell attacks Darwins theory, writing, One major difficulty is that the central argument of Darwinian theory circles back on itself, explaining nothing. He goes into detail on why evolution is unscientific.The brain makes decisions along the way as to what information it will process and how it will interpret what it takes in. All seeing is interpretation he writes. He describes the editing process of the brain: ...that does not imply that memory necessarily preserves the original meaning intact. The brain goes to work on information while it is being stored in memory,interpreting, drawing inferences, making assumptions, fitting it into a context of past experience and knowledge already acquired.This is a helpful book on information theory, the workings of the brain, and the process of interpreting what one sees. It will open the mind of the nonjudgmental reader.