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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2007,21:55   

Some great Tard!

http://www.uncommondescent.com/evolution/evolving-hardware/#more-2194

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29 March 2007
Evolving Hardware
William Dembski
Here’s an article on evolving hardware developed by Norwegian scientists. Favorite quote: “Every creature in nature is a product of evolution, and did I mention that creationism is just bull? What the team has done is add evolution to hardware (Norwegian), all hardware that you and I have used so far is made the creationism way, it’s made and can not be changed at runtime through evolution. All changes to existing hardware have to be made through software.” There’s not much detail in this article, but let me venture a guess: when the details come out, we’ll find that intelligent design (which includes evolutionary optimization) outshines unintelligent evolution at every turn.


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DaveScot

03/29/2007

9:35 pm
All changes to existing hardware have to be made through software.

Hogwash. A class of devices called the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) has been around for almost 25 years. I remember when my Intel Field Service Engineer was hyping Xilinx FPGA’s to me in the mid-1980’s. I presumed Intel had a financial stake in Xilinx. They were way too slow for anything I was doing but they can be reconfigured on the fly, in-circuit, running hot.


Oh, "we’ll find that intelligent design (which includes evolutionary optimization) outshines unintelligent evolution at every turn. " That must be nice. ID works better than evolution because it contains the working bit of evolution.

FPGA's aren't fast enough for cheesypoof configuration.

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