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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2006,11:47   

Quote (stevestory @ Feb. 18 2006,17:41)
my favorite bit:
But perhaps that wedding is not unique. At the same time that research in the Bible Code has taken off, research in a seemingly unrelated field has taken off as well, namely, biological design. These two fields are in fact closely related. Indeed, the same highly improbable, independently given patterns that appear as the equidistant letter sequences in the Bible Code appear in biology as functionally integrated ("irreducibly complex") biological systems, of the sort Michael Behe discussed in Darwin’s Black Box.

The relevant statistical methodology is identical for both fields.

Behe puts ID in the same category as astrology and Demsbki puts ID in the same category as the Bible codes.

And they wonder why no one takes them or their IDiot theories seriously.

*One* of my favortie quotes

The human authors of the Bible, writing well before the advent of computers, would have been incapable of consciously introducing into the Bible the patterns that Bible Code researchers are finding by means of computers. Hence these patterns, if not attributable to chance, must stem from a non-human intelligence.

Yeah it's all about "pattern detection" and I see a real pattern developing here but it has nothing to do with intelligence...

Uncommon Descent is a moral cesspool, a festering intellectual ghetto that intoxicates and degrades its inhabitants - Stephen Matheson

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