Re: great chain of being

H. M. Hubey (
30 Oct 1995 14:55:03 -0500 (Phil Nicholls) writes:

>What makes an organisms advanced or complex is by comparison to
>another organism with respect to a specific feature. Humans have very
>complex brains but rather uncomplicated digestive systems compared to,
>say, ungulates.

It looks like I have to get ornery again.

What complexity measure are you using?

What measures of complexity are used in PA or bio or related fields?

What kinds of measures of complexity are being used in computer science?

What kinds of measures of complexity/order/disorder are used in physics?

Are there any connections between/amongst any of them in any form?

>reference for DNA or the brain as it is at least 15 years out of date.
>Telling Alex to read _The Dragons of Eden_ is somewhat like telling a

Sagan didn't make up the data. He had original ideas or presented
them in original ways. Besides, I specifically referred to two
charts. One of them Info in DNA( and yes the redundancy was
somewhat taken into account, and it records minimum info) and
brain/body mass ratio etc.

Living things are highly organized and are negentropic (Schrodinger).


Regards, Mark