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|Quote (Zachriel @ Jan. 02 2009,08:15)|
|gpuccio: CSI is an objective formal property that we in ID believe, on the basis of empirical observations and of theoretical considerations, to be invariably associated with the process of design. |
Hi, gpuccio. We know you read AtBC on some occasions. CSI is not "objective", but based upon the background knowledge of the Semiotic Agent.
|X = –log2 [ BIGNUMBER · S(T) · P(T|H) ]|
Quoting Dembski, "S’s background knowledge now induces a descriptive complexity of T, which measures the simplest way S has of describing T." Furthermore, P is also dependent on our insight of a reasonable probability distribution, a dependency that seems to imply we already have to know the answer before we start our calculation. See here.
A discussion of CSI is ongoing at Mark Frank's blog:
Making the Case for Materialism.
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