[Foundation-l] "The problem with Wikipedia..."

geni geniice at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 17:28:32 UTC 2010

On 18 June 2010 08:53, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
>> The "original" original of the concept itself is of course
>> "The Flight of the Bumblebee", with a related concept
>> being the centipede losing track of it's legs, when it
>> begins trying to "think through" what it is doing with
>> them.
> The concept of "Information Wants to be Free" has been
> authoritatively shown to have roots in thinkers as ancient
> as Aristotle. I would guess here too, that the instance
> of scientists calculating the amount of energy it took to
> keep the bumblebee up in the air, and measuring the
> amount of food it actually consumed, is likely not the
> earliest form of this paradox.

Not really. All they ever calculated was weather it could glide. It
couldn't. In this they were correct.


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