> Several years ago I posted just that thesis on the Calvin
> evolution list and possibly even here. I called it:
> "Ironic Design".
> Although an objective measurement of "funny" remains a work
> in progress, I think that subjective experience lends
> support to Ironic Design. Currently, we're trying to tackle
> the measurement problem using tools from information theory.
> Preliminary work (aside: Avoid disappointment by never
> publishing anything but preliminary results) suggests these
> tools have great potential. For example, in info theory, a
> truely random signal has the greatest information content.
> What could be more ironic than that?
> I'm still working at adding a few more footnotes to enhance
> the illusion of legitimacy and careful thought to the
> manuscript. [Personally, I find it rather difficult to
> insert ellipses in quoted material to make the quote appear
> to support my theory. I may have to hire someone more
> experienced to help -- Does anyone have Ken Ham's phone
> number?] Then it's off to Zygon for a review.
And don't forget to cite the highly relevant paper by Alan Sokal, eh?
Zygon would love that.
Carol Regehr %^)
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