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Zachriel



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 27 2010,08:09   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Feb. 27 2010,06:31)
David Tyler and primordial soup:
   
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William Martin and colleagues have presented a strong case for retiring the primordial soup concept from active service. It has reached the grand old age of 81 and, as a hypothesis, it has not been confirmed. Normally, when hypotheses are tested and found wanting, they are discarded – but we are now overdue for this to happen with the primordial soup. It is “well past its sell-by date”.

Gee, David, the notion of a primordial chef has lingered through time immemorial without a shred of dispositive evidence or meaningful test, yet it survives. Indeed, you embrace it, I'll wager.

What's up with that?

Doesn't seem as if David Tyler actually read the article, which proposes a different natural abiogenetic mechanism. Not sure why he thinks that supports Intelligent Design.

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Zachriel



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 27 2010,08:21   

Meanwhile Robert Deyes gives himself a headache with exponents.

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The Infinite Headaches Of The Adjacent Impossible: This means that for a protein that is 200 amino acids long, there are approximately 20200 possible ways that these amino acids can be lined up (ie 10260 proteins).  Given that the total number of particles in the known universe is estimated to be around 1080 and considering Kauffman’s own calculation for the total number of reactions since the big bang as being 10193, it is easy to see that the universe has not been around for long enough to cover even a small fraction of these 10260 proteins.  

Of course that assumes the poppycock notion that there is exactly one sequence out of those 20200 possible sequences that could be a possible precusor to life, and that 200 is the minimum length.

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REC



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 27 2010,10:44   

Quote (Zachriel @ Feb. 27 2010,08:21)
Meanwhile Robert Deyes gives himself a headache with exponents.

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The Infinite Headaches Of The Adjacent Impossible: This means that for a protein that is 200 amino acids long, there are approximately 20200 possible ways that these amino acids can be lined up (ie 10260 proteins).  Given that the total number of particles in the known universe is estimated to be around 1080 and considering Kauffman’s own calculation for the total number of reactions since the big bang as being 10193, it is easy to see that the universe has not been around for long enough to cover even a small fraction of these 10260 proteins.  

Of course that assumes the poppycock notion that there is exactly one sequence out of those 20200 possible sequences that could be a possible precusor to life, and that 200 is the minimum length.

They should really really stop trying to act like biochemists until they read a textbook.

There are di-peptides that are catalytic, and functional short motifs.

The ubiquitous nucleotide-binding Walker motifs are super short and simple. The Walker A motif is G-X-X-G-X-G-K-T/S  and the Walker B motif is  R/K-X(7-8)-h(4)-D. (where X is anything).  If you make synthetic peptides based on these sequences, they bind ATP.  Throw in an aspartate and magnesium, and you have an ATPase.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 28 2010,00:54   

Quote (REC @ Feb. 27 2010,10:44)
Quote (Zachriel @ Feb. 27 2010,08:21)
Meanwhile Robert Deyes gives himself a headache with exponents.

 
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The Infinite Headaches Of The Adjacent Impossible: This means that for a protein that is 200 amino acids long, there are approximately 20200 possible ways that these amino acids can be lined up (ie 10260 proteins).  Given that the total number of particles in the known universe is estimated to be around 1080 and considering Kauffman’s own calculation for the total number of reactions since the big bang as being 10193, it is easy to see that the universe has not been around for long enough to cover even a small fraction of these 10260 proteins.  

Of course that assumes the poppycock notion that there is exactly one sequence out of those 20200 possible sequences that could be a possible precusor to life, and that 200 is the minimum length.

They should really really stop trying to act like biochemists until they read a textbook.

There are di-peptides that are catalytic, and functional short motifs.

The ubiquitous nucleotide-binding Walker motifs are super short and simple. The Walker A motif is G-X-X-G-X-G-K-T/S  and the Walker B motif is  R/K-X(7-8)-h(4)-D. (where X is anything).  If you make synthetic peptides based on these sequences, they bind ATP.  Throw in an aspartate and magnesium, and you have an ATPase.

Throw in some olive oil and you have AnTiPasTo (which argues for a northern Mediterranean origin of life)

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 28 2010,05:23   

Dense is dense:
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But 78% of evolutionary biologists are pure naturalists (no God and no free will), according to a recent study. Surely they go into that area because it enables them to front their religious beliefs at tax expense.


Yes, the religious beliefs you just said they don't have.  And not because, say, they're actually fucking interested in evolutionary biology or the pursuit of knowledge. But to be fair, the latter is something with which you have no acquaintance and have proven yourself incapable of comprehending. On the other hand, STOP MAKING SHIT UP!

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 28 2010,05:30   

And now, gleaner63 will commence his demonstration of how a double-standard works by failing to get banned:
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I’ll go ahead and answer the question for you, Graham. I would never make an attempt to have a rational discussion with a group of skinheads on race, or any like-minded group, for obvious reasons. For one, I wouldn’t expect them to be civilized, and secondly, our ideas of how to conduct ourselves would be so opposite that we simply couldn’t find any common ground. Likewise, anyone who I knew who defended them, or kept their company, would probably have a lot in common with them. So, my guess about you is that if you don’t honestly see what’s wrong with Phyrangula, then you are arguably like the trash that hangs out over there. How close would that be to the truth?


How many people on the ID side over there are NOT complete fucking judgemental assholes?

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
CeilingCat



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 28 2010,17:32   

Denyse demonstrates the gentle art of the Own Goal:

First, she has a very, very important announcement:

Book #5 in the Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy series is (ta da!):                    
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Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves by James Le Fanu. The second international book to make the Top Ten list this year is Why Us? by James Le Fanu, a British medical doctor who publishes in peer-reviewed medical journals like the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Medical Journal, a columnist for the London Telegraph, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for his book The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine (2001).

She goes on to mention:                
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This is a great book to give your Darwin-devoted friends. Intelligent design is never mentioned, but the foundation for the materialist, reductionist world-view is systematically dismantled by a well-known authority on science and medicine.

Then she just has to tell the world about the evil New Scientist magazine:                
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[From Denyse: A sideshow with respect to this story is that New Scientist (the National Enquirer of pop science mags) had to withdraw - due to a libel threat - an article bashing design in which Le Fanu and I were the only persons mentioned. So the cry went up, who made the threat? I don’t know who made it, but I can tell you who didn’t. I am a free speech journalist who finds Britain’s libel laws a scandal in need of serious reform. So some have assumed it was Le Fanu who complained. I do not know, but the article is back up now, with a comment from Le Fanu, so I assume this is a minor happy ending. Libel law reform in Britain would be a major happy ending.]


Having set herself up for a faceplant, we continue on to the replies:              
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Heinrich gives us some interesting information in reply #1:

Denyse, this is what is written at the top of the New scientist article you link to:

             
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   This article was temporarily taken down on legal advice after New Scientist’s editor, Roger Highfield, received a letter from a law firm on behalf of James Le Fanu, the GP and author of the book Why Us? Following discussions, New Scientist has now reinstated the article accompanied by a comment from Dr Le Fanu.


I think there’s a hint in there about the identity of the complainant.

O'Leary shoots right back with reply #2:            
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O'Leary
Thanks for pointing that out, Heinrich. Okay, end of story.

However, I rather wish Britain would reform its libel laws.

Keeping publications on tenterhooks for months is not the way to go, in my view. But I am hardly an unbiased source; I am a writer and editor.
Yes, a writer and editor who wants to reform the British libel laws and whose number five selection for ID book of the year is by an author who uses the unreformed British libel laws you so decry to censor an article criticizing himself!  Great shot Denyse!  Right into the center of your own goal!

Surprisingly, the infamous Mung has the last, best laught in comment 3:          
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Mung

   But I am hardly an unbiased source; I am a writer and editor.

All writers are biased.

All editors are biased

All writers who are also editors must be extremely biased.
Very good Mung, that is certainly true in O'Leary's case!

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 28 2010,18:33   

Allen_MacNeil would also like Dense to stop making shit up:
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In comment #1 O’Leary wrote:
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“…78% of evolutionary biologists are pure naturalists (no God and no free will), according to a recent study.”

According to Dr. Greg Graffin’s study of 151 biologists who are members of the national academies of science worldwide (percentages rounded to nearest whole number) [see: http://www.cornellevolutionproject.org/ ]:
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atheist/agnostic [op cit, pg 34]” = 59%
believe in free will [op cit, pg 38]” = 79%
materialist [op cit, pg 39]” = 73%
“metaphysical naturalist” [op cit, pg 48]” = 79%

As all but one of these data are significantly different from those cited by O’Leary, it would perhaps improve the quality of this discussion if she would please cite her reference(s).
REFERENCE CITED:
Graffin, G. (2004) Evolution, monism, atheism, and the naturalist world-view. Polypterus Press, Ithaca, NY, 252 pages. This study was Dr. Graffin’s PhD dissertation, completed under the supervision of Dr. William Provine (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Provine )


And, yes:  it is a study by that Dr. Greg Graffin.  If the philistines at UD figure it out, expect much apsersion casting and wringing of hands.

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,11:40   

Wait until Denyse sees this:
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Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women.


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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,13:10   

A sample from a comment from rockyr on the PiusXII (they've corrected the title) thread:
   
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If evolution simply means that a positive thing called an ape turned very slowly into a positive thing called a man, then it is stingless for the most orthodox; for a personal God might just as well do things slowly as quickly, especially if, like the Christian God, he were outside time. But if it means anything more, it means that there is no such thing as an ape to change, and no such thing as a man for him to change into. It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything.

It goes on (and on).
Does anyone here know what he's on about?
Does anyone over at UD?
Does rockyr?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,13:36   

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It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything.

I'm guessing this is a reference to what Mayr called essentialism.

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,13:59   

Quote (Ptaylor @ Mar. 01 2010,11:10)
A sample from a comment on the PiusXII (they've corrected the title) thread:
   
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If evolution simply means that a positive thing called an ape turned very slowly into a positive thing called a man, then it is stingless for the most orthodox; for a personal God might just as well do things slowly as quickly, especially if, like the Christian God, he were outside time. But if it means anything more, it means that there is no such thing as an ape to change, and no such thing as a man for him to change into. It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything.

It goes on (and on).
Does anyone here know what he's on about?
Does anyone over at UD?
Does rockyr?

No. Yes.  Maybe?  I dunno.  It's all in flux.  All I know is, I thought that was pure Clivebaby at first.  Nope.  There's a Chesterton quote at the end of his post though!

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,14:01   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Mar. 01 2010,11:36)
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It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything.

I'm guessing this is a reference to what Mayr called essentialism.

Yes.  Very Platonic, actually.

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
REC



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,14:03   

O'Leary on Polyandry:

Words can't describe the dumb....

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Most human cultures think marriage should be Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

But very, very few human cultures have EVER thought that marriage should be Adam, Louie, Luigi, Sig, Syed, and … (organ music) Here comes the bride, here comes the bride!! … one little Eve for all of them.

Try selling that in the locker room … so long as you do not share a health insurer with me.

Most guys still want their own Eve, in the end.


Of course, she doesn't read the paper, on Drosophila species, which doesn't include the word human, vertebrate, etc. etc.  Fuck.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,14:43   

Quote (REC @ Mar. 01 2010,15:03)
O'Leary on Polyandry:

Words can't describe the dumb....

I'm thinking we can open a wormhole to the next world by asking Denise
herself to string together words and sentences that describe the dumb.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,14:44   

Quote (REC @ Mar. 01 2010,14:03)

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O'Leary on Polyandry:

Words can't describe the dumb....

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Most human cultures think marriage should be Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

But very, very few human cultures have EVER thought that marriage should be Adam, Louie, Luigi, Sig, Syed, and … (organ music) Here comes the bride, here comes the bride!! … one little Eve for all of them.

Try selling that in the locker room … so long as you do not share a health insurer with me.

Most guys still want their own Eve, in the end.


Of course, she doesn't read the paper, on Drosophila species, which doesn't include the word human, vertebrate, etc. etc.  Fuck.


Drosophila aside, I thought most men wanted there own Eve, Yvette, Arlene, Bunny, Babs, Kristine, etc...

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,15:00   

Quote (REC @ Mar. 01 2010,12:03)
O'Leary on Polyandry:

Words can't describe the dumb....

 
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<snippage>

Most guys still want their own Eve, in the end.

Which end would that be, oral or ab-oral, I wonders.

... I'll get me coat.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,16:07   

Quote (sparc @ Mar. 01 2010,11:40)
Wait until Denyse sees this:    
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Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women.

Funny, that doesn't even surprise me...

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,16:29   

Quote (didymos @ Mar. 01 2010,13:59)
 
Quote (Ptaylor @ Mar. 01 2010,11:10)
A sample from a comment on the PiusXII (they've corrected the title) thread:
     
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If evolution simply means that a positive thing called an ape turned very slowly into a positive thing called a man, then it is stingless for the most orthodox; for a personal God might just as well do things slowly as quickly, especially if, like the Christian God, he were outside time. But if it means anything more, it means that there is no such thing as an ape to change, and no such thing as a man for him to change into. It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything.

It goes on (and on).
Does anyone here know what he's on about?
Does anyone over at UD?
Does rockyr?

No. Yes.  Maybe?  I dunno.  It's all in flux.  All I know is, I thought that was pure Clivebaby at first.  Nope.  There's a Chesterton quote at the end of his post though!

It's worse than that.  The entire second half of that posting is a Chesterton quote, including all the "it means that there is no such thing as an ape to change, and no such thing as a man for him to change into. It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything." BS.

Doesn't the Bible have a saying about how the smart become dumb?  I think Mr. Chesterton took that passage a little too literally.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,16:43   

D3  
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According to Jerry Coyne, atheistic evolutionists and ID proponents have at least this in common — they can expect no bribes from the Templeton Foundation. Read Coyne’s post on the topic here.
IIRC, there was a time when almost any ID upstart in an oversize sweater could secure a $100,000 bribe by offering to write a book which used information theory to demonstrate that science and theology were mutually dependent. But as I remember it, they got burned - The ID guy took the cash and gave them nothing in return.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,16:55   

Quote (steve_h @ Mar. 01 2010,14:43)
D3    
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According to Jerry Coyne, atheistic evolutionists and ID proponents have at least this in common — they can expect no bribes from the Templeton Foundation. Read Coyne’s post on the topic here.
IIRC, there was a time when almost any ID upstart in an oversize sweater could secure a $100,000 bribe by offering to write a book which used information theory to demonstrate that science and theology were mutually dependent. But as I remember it, they got burned - The ID guy took the cash and gave them nothing in return.

And yet he wonders why he's not invited to their wine and cheese parties anymore?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,17:44   

Quote (sledgehammer @ Mar. 01 2010,16:55)
And yet he wonders why he's not invited to their wine and cheese parties anymore?

You negative naysayers just wait... Dembski will be The Star at the Templeton Whine and Tease Party later this year!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,20:12   

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It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything.

That kind of needs a flux capacitor to help in figuring it out. (That or a DeLorean.)

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 01 2010,22:17   

i think every node should have it's own playing card like magick the gaythering or at the very least some sort of proper noun or binomial. because if not it's just swirling nothing into nothing and jesus died for nothing.  

is that about it?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2010,04:40   

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This is the first of probably three posts on applied Intelligent Design. This is not an extensive list of applications of ID concepts, but I thought that giving people examples of how ID can be not only interesting and informative but actually useful in solving both biological and engineering problems.
[snip drivel]
So, that is application #1 – to be able to tell when additional information sources are feeding evolution. The next two applications of ID will not be biological at all, but rather related to software design and engineering.

Linky

So, the first and only practical application of ID to biology is to be able to say that what was designed was designed?
That must sound pathetic even to people who believe in that nonsense.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2010,05:41   

Quote (JLT @ Mar. 02 2010,04:40)
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This is the first of probably three posts on applied Intelligent Design. This is not an extensive list of applications of ID concepts, but I thought that giving people examples of how ID can be not only interesting and informative but actually useful in solving both biological and engineering problems.
[snip drivel]
So, that is application #1 – to be able to tell when additional information sources are feeding evolution. The next two applications of ID will not be biological at all, but rather related to software design and engineering.

Linky

So, the first and only practical application of ID to biology is to be able to say that what was designed was designed?
That must sound pathetic even to people who believe in that nonsense.

Sadly, nothing sounds pathetic if you believe in that nonsense...

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REC



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2010,10:11   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Mar. 02 2010,05:41)
Quote (JLT @ Mar. 02 2010,04:40)
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This is the first of probably three posts on applied Intelligent Design. This is not an extensive list of applications of ID concepts, but I thought that giving people examples of how ID can be not only interesting and informative but actually useful in solving both biological and engineering problems.
[snip drivel]
So, that is application #1 – to be able to tell when additional information sources are feeding evolution. The next two applications of ID will not be biological at all, but rather related to software design and engineering.

Linky

So, the first and only practical application of ID to biology is to be able to say that what was designed was designed?
That must sound pathetic even to people who believe in that nonsense.

Sadly, nothing sounds pathetic if you believe in that nonsense...

No, what is really sad is going to his personal blog (which he grandiosely calls Bartlett publishing) and reading about his "article."

Link

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I had finally gotten a paper published (titled "Irreducible Complexity and Relative Irreducible Complexity: Foundations and Applications") that I had been working on for the last 3.5 years.  You might be wondering why it took me so long to come out and announce it.  The reason is simple - most people who have read it misunderstood what I was trying to say.


Bolds mine.

Are these signs you should find a new career:
1) The ID/Creationists find your arguments confusing.  You are misunderstood by the pro-misunderstanders, who have no crap filter.
2) It takes 3.5 years to publish a review article in Occasional Papers of the BSG (A creation science study group)
3) Said paper lands right behind "The Serpent in Genesis 3:15 is a Snake"

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2010,11:05   

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This is the first of probably three posts on applied Intelligent Design. This is not an extensive list of applications of ID concepts, but I thought that giving people examples of how ID can be not only interesting and informative but actually useful in solving both biological and engineering problems.
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So, that is application #1 – to be able to tell when additional information sources are feeding evolution. The next two applications of ID will not be biological at all, but rather related to software design and engineering.

Linky

So, the first and only practical application of ID to biology is to be able to say that what was designed was designed?
That must sound pathetic even to people who believe in that nonsense.

Sadly, nothing sounds pathetic if you believe in that nonsense...

No, what is really sad is going to his personal blog (which he grandiosely calls Bartlett publishing) and reading about his "article."

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I had finally gotten a paper published (titled "Irreducible Complexity and Relative Irreducible Complexity: Foundations and Applications") that I had been working on for the last 3.5 years.  You might be wondering why it took me so long to come out and announce it.  The reason is simple - most people who have read it misunderstood what I was trying to say.


Bolds mine.

Are these signs you should find a new career:
1) The ID/Creationists find your arguments confusing.  You are misunderstood by the pro-misunderstanders, who have no crap filter.
2) It takes 3.5 years to publish a review article in Occasional Papers of the BSG (A creation science study group)
3) Said paper lands right behind "The Serpent in Genesis 3:15 is a Snake"

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#11: 10 points for beginning the description of your theory by saying how long you have been working on it. (10 more for emphasizing that you worked on your own.)


Sheesh! Then I got lost in the link-trail. SO much ID argument is "I know you are but what am I?".  Sad.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2010,11:39   

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This is the first of probably three posts on applied Intelligent Design. This is not an extensive list of applications of ID concepts, but I thought that giving people examples of how ID can be not only interesting and informative but actually useful in solving both biological and engineering problems.
[snip drivel]
So, that is application #1 – to be able to tell when additional information sources are feeding evolution. The next two applications of ID will not be biological at all, but rather related to software design and engineering.

Linky

So, the first and only practical application of ID to biology is to be able to say that what was designed was designed?
That must sound pathetic even to people who believe in that nonsense.

Sadly, nothing sounds pathetic if you believe in that nonsense...

No, what is really sad is going to his personal blog (which he grandiosely calls Bartlett publishing) and reading about his "article."

Link

 
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I had finally gotten a paper published (titled "Irreducible Complexity and Relative Irreducible Complexity: Foundations and Applications") that I had been working on for the last 3.5 years.  You might be wondering why it took me so long to come out and announce it.  The reason is simple - most people who have read it misunderstood what I was trying to say.


Bolds mine.

Are these signs you should find a new career:
1) The ID/Creationists find your arguments confusing.  You are misunderstood by the pro-misunderstanders, who have no crap filter.
2) It takes 3.5 years to publish a review article in Occasional Papers of the BSG (A creation science study group)
3) Said paper lands right behind "The Serpent in Genesis 3:15 is a Snake"

Link
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I just finished reading a paper that is both fantastically interesting, and a little disheartening.  It is disheartening only because I thought that my senior paper for seminary was going to be freshly novel, but it turns out that someone else already made 90% of my arguments 11 years ago, and actually made most of them better than I could.


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Zachriel



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2010,12:38   

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niwrad: One of the reasons is contained implicitly in the very fact we noted above about their discovery and that we can synthetically express as follows: fractals (or more in general any geometry arising from formulas) need computer programming. To explain this concept in the simplest way let’s return to the easy example of the circle and its equation. The symbolic equation x^2+y^2 = 1 per se displays nothing, not a single point in space. The equation alone is fully unable to generate the plot of the circle and by looking at it at first sight one hardly would say that it can generate a circle. To obtain the plot of the circle we need two additional important things: (1) a space (a plane) with a distance measure and a system of Cartesian x-y axes in the plane and (2) a specific algorithm to calculate the coordinates and plot the circle on the Cartesian plane.

That's right. It's impossible for nature to make a circle because it takes a computer to plot the equation.





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