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(Permalink) Posted: July 06 2009,16:52   

Selection has to be, at some level, hard coded.

At the biochemical level, most combinations are non-viable. (More ways to be dead than alive.)

At the population level, the selecting environment is pretty discriminating. diseases and predators are a lot smarter and more versatile than my probability tables.

I use tables for two reasons. One is that they are easy, fast and practical. The second is that they reflect a history of language evolution. Unless you don't believe language evolves.

They are a shorthand for all the historical events that made some strings of letters words and some not.

I am certain that some of the children produced by my demo that are not currently in use will be. One of the cute words that popped up was "mindfly." Not surprisingly, there is a mindfly.com.

So I think my selector does, at some elementary level, model one of the ways language evolves.

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Any version of ID consistent with all the evidence is indistinguishable from evolution.

  
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