Intelligent Design Sort

2 03 2007

DM’s Esoteric Programming Languages – Intelligent Design Sort:

Intelligent design sort is a sorting algorithm based on the theory of intelligent design.

Algorithm Description

The probability of the original input list being in the exact order it’s in is 1/(n!). There is such a small likelihood of this that it’s clearly absurd to say that this happened by chance, so it must have been consciously put in that order by an intelligent Sorter. Therefore it’s safe to assume that it’s already optimally Sorted in some way that transcends our naïve mortal understanding of “ascending order”. Any attempt to change that order to conform to our own preconceptions would actually make it less sorted.

(Via Marc.)

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11 05 2007
K,C, Pohtilla

Thanks for an enjoyable read thanks for the info on the eclipse and Sydney. (loved the humor) and yes I do want a invite to Joost thank you again for the read.
K.C.

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