From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 21:25:29 MDT
> actually this is a reply to mitchell porter's email, but i had to
> 7.5e7 * 2.0e-2 * 3.0e-1 = 4.5e5 bytes = 1.8e6 base pairs;
> 40 modules/map * 624 maps/brain = 24960 modules;
> 1.8e6 bases / 24960 modules = ~ 72 bases/module = 18 bytes/module;
Aaargh! This is what I get for trying to incrementally fix arithemetical
mistakes instead of starting over again from scratch.
It appears I have failed to extract any useful additional information
about the number of complex functional adaptations in the brain by
reasoning from the length of the genome. If anyone does manage to do so,
let me know.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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