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Tips: 5.00 INK Postby dealing with it on Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:28 pm

“If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?“ -Richard Feynman

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Tips: 1.00 INK Postby Joseph_Bennett on Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:39 pm

"Just hit the rocks together, guys."
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"The candles flickered, the sheets were still, but all the energy in the room surrounded Roman and Kenzie; Kenzie stepped forth and gently touched Roman's arm; h suddenly felt weak in his legs and trembled and fell as if his Achilles heel had been struck by a blade, but all it was was simply a woman's touch."-Austin Bowers

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Re: The Best Sentence

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby LawOfTheLand on Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:54 pm

This is really a question of maximizing a statement's information density, which is explored here: link

It turns out that even the language in which the statement is expressed can affect its efficiency.
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