Shaddows - 9:01 am on Jul 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ref the OP (and sorry for the off-topic). I agree that Penguin "conflicts" with the rest of the algo. As I stated elsewhere
There is some evidence that this has gone slightly too far, in that [some SEO is] getting hit, regardless of the underlying content. But that is an inherent feature in the sensitivity/specificity [en.wikipedia.org] trade-off.
But thinking about it, Penguin is a different module, looking at different things. You could equally well say that semantics "conflicts" with PR, whereby better relevancy trumps big, important links.