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Wesley R. Elsberry

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 11 2003,14:20   

We cover some natural instances of computational systems in section 5 of the paper.

I think that you should have a look at this thread on SAI before getting too excited about how much of a "gift" SAI is to ID. SAI does not support the inference of action of an intelligent agent, just a simple computational process. As such, there is no distinction between naturally occurring computational processes, algorithms deployed by an intelligent agent, and the direct action of intelligent agents to be had via use of SAI. All may "generate" arbitrarily large amounts of SAI.

I think that Dembski is likely to think of SAI as more of a poison pill than a gift.

"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

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