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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2008,14:01   

Quote (dogdidit @ Mar. 24 2008,10:31)
 
I feel I should apologize for not using my name as my username when I came aboard.

No need to apologize; many of us here choose to remain anonymous.
     
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... my thirty plus years of experience in radar and communications engineering told me to sit up and pay closer attention. Hey, that's MY stuff!

Greetings from a fellow engineer. There are a few of us who comment here and who are critical of ID.
     
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I've grown weary from engineers' frequent resort to (bad) reasoning by analogy - the brain as a computer, DNA as software -

Please be careful with that broad brush! That behavior is typical of ID/Creationist engineers; analogies are all they have. Also watch for their continual equivocation on the word "design."
     
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and I was suspicious that this was another example of a misleading metaphor. Or is this a term commonly encoutered in genetics or molecular biology?

I've been wondering about that too. The biologists here were more tolerant of the signal-and-noise analogy than I expected.

As to bFast, we are talking about a guy who agrees with a statement that engineering can be methodologically non-materialistic. Too bad the moderator at UD didn't let me follow up on that one.
See:
http://tinyurl.com/32nsh6

And now bFast has gone back to the cloister.

BTW, hats off to Zachriel, who set the best example of how bFast's comments should be handled. And a slight hat tip to bFast himself, who at least tried to do some modelling, not just philosophizing.

Edit: 1)fixed link, 2)more than a few

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Invoking intelligent design in science is like invoking gremlins in engineering. [after Mark Isaak.]
All models are wrong, some models are useful. - George E. P. Box

  
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