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Beyond subotimality Perakh, Mark Mar 04, 2005
Dear Shepherd:

Thanks for your kind words about my essay "Beyond Suboptimality." Regarding your suggestion (to replace the word "stupid" with "unstable") I'll think it over, although
I don't understand what such a replacement will accomplish. IC is not about stability, it is about irreducibility which obviously is tantamount to unreliability, so a system that is designed and is IC is stupidly designed.
I'd like to point out, though, that the "maxim" in question contains no insult of anybody since the word "stupid" in that "maxim" is not
characterizing any person(s) but is rather part of a compressed rendition of the idea "IC means ID." I thought this was clear from my text, but perhaps it may cause some confusion. So, again, I did not refer there to anybody as being stupid but only offered a concise definition of the idea that IC implies ID, as explained in detail in the essay's text.

Best wishes,

Mark Perakh
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