Joined: Jan. 2008
|Quote (Tom Ames @ Feb. 23 2010,05:10)|
|On the off chance that any of Dembski's Philo 4483 students wander over into this Swamp of Immorality, I made an offer to answer their questions on this thread. However, I'd also like to direct a few questions in return to these Dembski students. Here goes:|
[snip excellent questions]
If there's anything you genuinely want to know (and if you're not engaged in a drive-by for grades) I, and many others here, will do our best to address your questions respectfully.
I'd suggest that any one who wants to talk about scientific questions states first,
- what s/he thinks the age of the earth is
- whether he accepts common descent (including humans)
- what kind of background he has in biology*
That would make it much easier.
* I actually mean biology, not whether he thinks he "knows" evolutionary theory. I want to know if he knows anything about e.g. genetics.
"Random mutations, if they are truly random, will affect, and potentially damage, any aspect of the organism, [...]
Thus, a realistic [computer] simulation [of evolution] would allow the program, OS, and hardware to be affected in a random fashion." GilDodgen, Frilly shirt owner