Joined: May 2007
|Quote (keiths @ Jan. 01 2009,23:31)|
|GilDo warns us of the danger of mindless extrapolation -- and then mindlessly extrapolates.|
Short version of GilDo's argument:
You can't scale from boat propellers down to flagella without taking Brownian motion into account. You can't scale aerodynamic models without taking the Reynolds number into account. You can't scale from subsonic to supersonic without taking compressibility into account.
Therefore, Gil concludes, there must be some reason why small evolutionary changes cannot accumulate to form larger ones, and the entire biological community is "just plain stupid" to think otherwise.
Good Lord Mable, that is some serious TARD:
|Experience has demonstrated that nothing in the well-understood, mathematically modeled physical sciences can be extrapolated forever without the rules changing, often quickly and without warning.|
"It's as if all those words, in their hurry to escape from the loony, have fallen over each other, forming scrambled heaps of meaninglessness." -damitall
That's so fucking stupid it merits a wing in the museum of stupid. -midwifetoad