Joined: June 2006
Whenever somebody tries to twist and bend Dembski's EF into something useful, the result is guaranteed to be entertaining. And Patrick doesn't disappoint.
|If this boulder is located on a road in a mountainous region where rockslides are not unheard of then step 1 of the EF would conclude that the law in question is simply gravity.|
One could conceivably posit a chance occurence where by which an airplane or a truck lost its cargo and the boulder came to rest in the middle of the country lane.
So if it falls from a mountain, it's law, but if it falls from a truck, it's chance. Great stuff, that EF.
So, since biological design inferences don't take place in a void, we should be asking around to see if anyone has seen someone designing organisms.
|A design inference doesn’t take place in a void so one could ask around to see if such an event had taken place.|
This conjures images of a phone call...
|So even in a scenario with a granite boulder in flat, sandy FL there “might” not be 500 informational bits and ID “might” produce another false negative. I say “might” because I’d first want a trained mathematician do the calculations.|
Secretary: "MIT math department. Can I help you?"
Patrick: "Yes, I'd like to hire one of your trained mathematicians to calculate the informational bits in a boulder resting on a road in flat, sandy Florida."
Secretary: "What the ...?"
"I wasn't aware that classical physics had established a position on whether intelligent agents exercising free were constrained by 2LOT into increasing entropy." -DaveScot