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oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,03:11   

Dembski's found yet another tenous link to ID that he can use to push his notapology further down the page:
 
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interesting article in Tuesday’s NYTimes on digital forensics — especially as it applies to scientists who doctor their images and data. It would be interesting to see how much (or how little) “evolutionary evidence” can withstand the scrutiny of digital forensics


Interesting that Dembski projects his dishonestly onto the entire reality based scientific community. Sure, there is dishonesty, as there is in every competitive field but I bet Dembski thinks everybody is lying and that all the evidence for evolution has been faked.

Strange, as the article itself is about photo manipulation. What does Dembski think this has to do with ID exactly apart from it potentially being the think that'll blow the Darwinist conspiracy out of the water? The article itself says  
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We look at digital media — images, audio and video — and we try to ascertain whether or not they’ve been manipulated.

In fact, it appears to have nothing whatsoever to do with evolution, never mind ID!

In the comments dave557 makes it clear he wants a bannin!

 
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the point of ID is that it points to a designer. From there we look to the Bible for information on the nature of the designer and the methods employed by the designer.

Interestingly, what else does ID actually tell us besides inferring a higher power?

Dembski, the rubes are getting confused. Straighten them out!

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I also mentioned that He'd have to give me a thorough explanation as to *why* I must "eat human babies".
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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,04:41   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Oct. 04 2007,17:37)
Quote (stevestory @ Oct. 04 2007,22:35)
Ugh. Having discovered that regardless of supposed rules, the nurses won't kick you out immediately at 9 pm, I've been spending even more time at the hospital. I feel like you guys are having all the fun without me. Please continue. I'm glad we're not in the early days of the thread when I felt like I needed to give it the occasional boost to keep it going. My friend's being transferred to Ohio on Monday and my free time will be back to normal, but I think I might run out of gas before then.

Good luck, chief. Regards to friend.

Yes, Steve, best wishes for a speedy as possible return to health for your friend.

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,08:45   

Quote (stevestory @ Oct. 04 2007,23:35)
Ugh. Having discovered that regardless of supposed rules, the nurses won't kick you out immediately at 9 pm, I've been spending even more time at the hospital. I feel like you guys are having all the fun without me. Please continue. I'm glad we're not in the early days of the thread when I felt like I needed to give it the occasional boost to keep it going. My friend's being transferred to Ohio on Monday and my free time will be back to normal, but I think I might run out of gas before then.

Don't worry, we're holding down the fort for ya while you're gone.  Take care of yourself and I hope your friend gets better.

  
Kristine



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,10:12   

Quote (stevestory @ Oct. 04 2007,21:35)
Ugh. Having discovered that regardless of supposed rules, the nurses won't kick you out immediately at 9 pm, I've been spending even more time at the hospital. I feel like you guys are having all the fun without me. Please continue. I'm glad we're not in the early days of the thread when I felt like I needed to give it the occasional boost to keep it going. My friend's being transferred to Ohio on Monday and my free time will be back to normal, but I think I might run out of gas before then.

*Blows kisses* Take care.

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Rob



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,11:07   

Steve, best of luck to your friend.  Don't let this board take your time away from him.  ID will still be here when you get back.  Unfortunately.

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lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,11:17   

Hope your friend recovers quickly. Take care of yourself too.

  
Bebbo



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,13:59   

Why is it Dense O'Leary always finishes her posts with links to off-topic things and something to do with her latest book:

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....re-2715

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,14:28   

Quote (Bebbo @ Oct. 05 2007,14:59)
Why is it Dense O'Leary always finishes her posts with links to off-topic things and something to do with her latest book:

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....re-2715

Well, if you are in it for the book sales...

  
JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,14:33   

Quote (Bebbo @ Oct. 05 2007,11:59)
Why is it Dense O'Leary always finishes her posts with links to off-topic things and something to do with her latest book:

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....re-2715

D'Oh and the gang pontificating on quantum mechanics?  This is going to be good...

... and right on cue, along comes batshit77 with the first comment:
   
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I believe in the Theistic interpretation for quantum mechanics, which states that the Infinite and Perfect Mind of God is ultimately in control of every quantum event in the universe, thus God retains His sovereignty and His omnipotence is retained

How very evidence-based.  I believe in the theistic interpretation of horse-racing myself.  

Later, jerry wonders if we have ever really looked at our hands:
 
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Side question. Is there a number big enough to count the number of new universes formed every nano second? Remember since the big bank the number of universes have been expanding geometrically every nano second. So a whole lot of universes have been accumulating.

Interesting typo.  I thought "the big bank" was where Dr Dr Dembski puts the money he took from the punters.

And batshit77 returns with some exciting developments in mathematics:
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10^150 minus 10^9 equals 10^141


This is one of the richest seams the tardmine has opened up in weeks.

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blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,14:39   

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Interesting typo.  I thought "the big bank" was where Dr Dr Dembski puts the money he took from the punters.

And batshit77 returns with some exciting developments in mathematics:
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10^150 minus 10^9 equals 10^141


For Dembski's sake, I hope bornagain isn't running the Big Bank.

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,14:44   

Quote (JohnW @ Oct. 05 2007,14:33)
     
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I believe in the Theistic interpretation for quantum mechanics, which states that the Infinite and Perfect Mind of God is ultimately in control of every quantum event in the universe, thus God retains His sovereignty and His omnipotence is retained

Thank you for the straight line John W...

Maybe some Holy Viagra could help that "omnipotence " problem he has.

Christ, he's only managed to knock up 1 virgin in the last 100,000 years.

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Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

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N.Wells



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,16:21   

Denyse's blog name "Mindful hack" works on several different levels, albeit most of them not complimentary.

  
Nerull



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,16:48   

A discussion on how God allows Entropy at UD. And I thought its not about religion? ;)

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JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,18:38   

If only jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event:

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19

Collin

10/05/2007

6:04 pm
off topic:
Yahoo.com has a story suggesting that the appendix does have an important use for the body.


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Nochange

10/05/2007

6:35 pm
The appendix story isn’t being touted as an ID story by the mainstream media, but it should be. I’ll bet the authors are closet ID supporters. Can we get Mr. Scot to check that for us? (I don’t presume to boss anyone, but I just thought it might be a good idea?)

And it’s published in a peer-reviewed journal. Take that, Mr. Dawkin!


link

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,18:53   

WAD thinks evolutionary evidence is found in digital photos:
 
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Digital Forensics
William Dembski

Interesting article in Tuesday’s NYTimes on digital forensics — especially as it applies to scientists who doctor their images and data. It would be interesting to see how much (or how little) “evolutionary evidence” can withstand the scrutiny of digital forensics. Need it be added that digital forensics consists in drawing design inferences.

The real reason for this interest:









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Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.

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Jkrebs



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,19:34   

From someone at UD:

"10^150 minus 10^9 equals 10^141"

Teach the controversy: I think 10^150 minus 10^9 is pretty damn close to 10^150, but being the open-minded math teacher I am, I'll start teaching both and let the students decide.  :)

  
Altabin



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,20:38   

Quote (N.Wells @ Oct. 05 2007,23:21)
Denyse's blog name "Mindful hack" works on several different levels, albeit most of them not complimentary.

Whenever my peripheral vision picks up her blogname (in one of her blog-whoring posts) it registers as "mindf*ck".

Kinda spooky, really.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,22:34   

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"10^150 minus 10^9 equals 10^141"


Divide (instead of subtract) and conquer! :p

Henry

  
Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2007,23:56   

Ah, Henry J.  You mean 10^150 minus 10^9 equals 10^16.67!  I knew I'd been making a mistake somewhere all there years.

Bob

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,00:13   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Oct. 05 2007,16:53)
The real reason for this interest:


That is wonderful.  It only lacks farty noises.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,00:15   

Quote (Altabin @ Oct. 05 2007,18:38)
Quote (N.Wells @ Oct. 05 2007,23:21)
Denyse's blog name "Mindful hack" works on several different levels, albeit most of them not complimentary.

Whenever my peripheral vision picks up her blogname (in one of her blog-whoring posts) it registers as "mindf*ck".

Kinda spooky, really.

My too.  I am so relieved not to be alone anymore in this.

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Bebbo



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,06:26   

Quote (Dr.GH @ Oct. 06 2007,00:15)
Quote (Altabin @ Oct. 05 2007,18:38)
Quote (N.Wells @ Oct. 05 2007,23:21)
Denyse's blog name "Mindful hack" works on several different levels, albeit most of them not complimentary.

Whenever my peripheral vision picks up her blogname (in one of her blog-whoring posts) it registers as "mindf*ck".

Kinda spooky, really.

My too.  I am so relieved not to be alone anymore in this.

Every time I see her site mentioned I read it as "mindless hack". Although to call her a hack may be overrating her journalistic skills.

  
Bebbo



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,06:28   

Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ Oct. 05 2007,03:11)
Dembski's found yet another tenous link to ID that he can use to push his notapology further down the page:
 
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interesting article in Tuesday’s NYTimes on digital forensics — especially as it applies to scientists who doctor their images and data. It would be interesting to see how much (or how little) “evolutionary evidence” can withstand the scrutiny of digital forensics

Dembski follows that up with "Need it be added that digital forensics consists in drawing design inferences."

Need it be added that digital forensics deals with things we know are designed whether or not they've been tampered with. Duh.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,06:55   

Quote (GCT @ Oct. 05 2007,08:45)
           
Quote (stevestory @ Oct. 04 2007,23:35)
Ugh. Having discovered that regardless of supposed rules, the nurses won't kick you out immediately at 9 pm, I've been spending even more time at the hospital. I feel like you guys are having all the fun without me. Please continue. I'm glad we're not in the early days of the thread when I felt like I needed to give it the occasional boost to keep it going. My friend's being transferred to Ohio on Monday and my free time will be back to normal, but I think I might run out of gas before then.

Don't worry, we're holding down the fort for ya while you're gone.  Take care of yourself and I hope your friend gets better.

Yeah, we'll hold down the fort. Don't worry. Get well soon! [waving & smiling] ... Psst. Is he gone??

Good. Okay, now you check the fridge. And you, you check the wine cellar.



Just because the Bar is closed doesn't mean the TARD* has to stop.

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djmullen



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,10:29   

Quote (JohnW @ Oct. 05 2007,18:38)
If only jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event:

   
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19

Collin

10/05/2007

6:04 pm
off topic:
Yahoo.com has a story suggesting that the appendix does have an important use for the body.


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20

Nochange

10/05/2007

6:35 pm
The appendix story isn’t being touted as an ID story by the mainstream media, but it should be. I’ll bet the authors are closet ID supporters. Can we get Mr. Scot to check that for us? (I don’t presume to boss anyone, but I just thought it might be a good idea?)

And it’s published in a peer-reviewed journal. Take that, Mr. Dawkin!


link

From the article:  
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Also, the worm-shaped organ outgrowth acts like a bacteria factory, cultivating the good germs, Parker said.

That use is not needed in a modern industrialized society, Parker said. If a person's gut flora dies, they can usually repopulate it easily with germs they pick up from other people, he said. But before dense populations in modern times and during epidemics of cholera that affected a whole region, it wasn't as easy to grow back that bacteria and the appendix came in handy.


Somewhere in my basement, I have a circa 1988 YEC book with a footnote that says the appendix does so have a use - it provides jobs for surgeons.  I swear this is true!

  
GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,10:35   

http://www.uncommondescent.com/religio....-140600

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As I see it, Dawkins has three possibilities when it comes to Hitler. He can conclude that what Hitler did was actually “good” because it was built on the root of darwinian morality, or he can conclude that his statement above is wrong.


Apparently bfast can't count.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,10:35   

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Somewhere in my basement, I have a circa 1988 YEC book with a footnote that says the appendix does so have a use - it provides jobs for surgeons.  I swear this is true!


Even better, some believe it's there to test their faith.

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GCT



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,10:50   

Quote (k.e @ Oct. 06 2007,11:35)
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Somewhere in my basement, I have a circa 1988 YEC book with a footnote that says the appendix does so have a use - it provides jobs for surgeons.  I swear this is true!


Even better, some believe it's there to test their faith.

Like dinosaur bones?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,15:26   

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Ah, Henry J.  You mean 10^150 minus 10^9 equals 10^16.67!  I knew I'd been making a mistake somewhere all there years.

Bob


Are you sure you want to be an exponent of that theory? :p

Henry

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 06 2007,15:27   

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Also, the worm-shaped organ outgrowth acts like a bacteria factory, cultivating the good germs, Parker said.

That use is not needed in a modern industrialized society, Parker said. If a person's gut flora dies, they can usually repopulate it easily with germs they pick up from other people, he said. But before dense populations in modern times and during epidemics of cholera that affected a whole region, it wasn't as easy to grow back that bacteria and the appendix came in handy.


Did they get that from some actual research, or make it up?
(I don't know enough to rule it out, since it sounds like something that could happen.)

Henry

  
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