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Death by error catastrophe
Viruses are notoriusly difficult to stop, as we are reminded each flu season when we dutifully partake of the flu vaccine de jour hoping for some relief from the annual invasion. We reach for vaccines because it is easier to stop a virus before it gets established, before we get sick.
This is why vaccines against viruses are so important. Some viruses with available vaccines are: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, and hepatitis – all ugly diseases.
My next novel has a viral plague, so I have been researching methods used to cure people already infected.
Reading another scientific paper, I ran across a flowery description of a drug’s mechanism of action. So forget supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the way to sound precocious today is to use this in a sentence: “the induction of mutagenesis to the threshold of error catastrophe.”
Something like this will get you lots of points with the nerd set, “The vampires (orcs if you prefer) were after me, but I stopped them dead with the induction of mutagenesis to the threshold of error catastrophe.”
Shannon entropy is a information theory measure of the amount of information in a message, measured in shannons. A computer byte is an 8-bit message which communicates 8 shannons of information. A message that communicates no information has a Shannon entropy of zero.
There are two way to accomplish this. An empty message has 0 shannons. Alternately, a perfectly random message also has 0 shannons of entropy.
You be the judge if this blog reaches its lofty objectives.