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Bernard Winograd dies

Bernard Winograd

Bernard Winograd, a member of NCSE's board of directors, died on March 1, 2014, at the age of 63.

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Dr. Neil Steiner: Comparing Natural and Human-Engineered Systems

ID the Future - Thu, 2014-02-27 05:00
Click here to listen. On this episode of ID the Future, listen in as Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Neil Steiner, an engineer who works on computer and engineering research with the Information Sciences Institute at University of Southern...
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Here's a Bubble That's Ready to Burst: Oxygen as an Explanation for the Cambrian Explosion

The sheer number of new papers attributing the rise of Cambrian animals to oxygen is weird. Could it be chance that these are all coming out months after the release of Darwin's Doubt? Evolution News & Views
Categories: Anti-Science News

The Sierra Club's War on Humans

If you like today's economy and want more of the kind of "fun" we have had for the last five years, just follow the green misanthropes. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Will The American Spectator Publish My Comment Defending Stephen Meyer and Darwin's Doubt?

Before sharing my comment, I'll recount some perhaps relevant background. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Question for a Censor: Should a Teacher Be Punished for Telling Students What the New York Times Said About Evolution in 1980?

Censors like Zack Kopplin oppose legislation like that, claiming they are protecting students from being indoctrinated in "creationism." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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No Laughing Matter: Chatting with NRO, Wesley Smith Emphasizes the Practical Dangers Posed by Environmental Anti-Humanism

We can laugh at "pea personhood," but where's the real danger in the denial of what Wesley calls "human exceptionalism"? Isn't it confined to a silly but ultimately harmless fringe? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-02-27 04:56
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (N.Wells @ Feb. 26 2014,20:55)You have all manner of unsupported assertions outstanding, from large matters to small.  We've been asking for your evidence since the beginning of this thread, so show us up and share some of it..............
You are at least two years too late to pretend that I owe you or anyone else anything:

  Quote This is the fourth in a series of cognitive systems for experimenting with the basics of intelligence and for programming towards a computer model to produce the phenomenon of intelligent cause (collective of intelligent entities at one intelligence level on their own combine to create another level of intelligence). The current design finishes up earlier hippocampi work, and now the critter does very well in the shock arena test. This cognitive ability required adding a four layer navigational Grid Cell Network with Boundary Cells that are set by a Place Cell Network, which stores the What, Where and When (episodic memories) of bumps and shocks received in a circular arena with an invisible moving shock-zone it must learn to avoid, based upon the angle of its arena to a white cue-card on the wall of the room it is inside (see Notes folder) that is either current time or future time. This is analogous to using the angle of the sun as a time reference, then using that in our internal world model (the Grid Network) to visualizing what will change in the hours ahead. How its brain works is based upon scientific literature (as recent as 2014) and experimentation. Although the code is based on Attractor Network Theory that predicts an interaction such as this might occur in the brains of animals, I know of no computer model like this one. It is (to the best of my knowledge) original scientific software, with no known equivalent. To simplify the project and its code the X,Y position of the critter and its head angle are from the Environment module (as opposed to using step-counting and visual information) that updates its location and draws to the screen, which is similar to navigating by the stars (and/or polarized light) in darkness towards an earlier encountered food source, it sometimes has to feel around for using its mouth. The IDLab4 is the next logical step towards systems biology related cognitive models that can truly scientifically answer the big-questions (other algorithms honestly can't), which pertain to how our brain works, and its origin. Enjoy the science!

If your do-nothing crowd does not want to participate in the scientific process then that's fine by me. All in it already disgraced themselves, real bad, and deserve all that goes along with so well proving how scientifically useless y'all are.
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Joe G.'s Tardgasm

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-02-27 04:34
Post by didymos
LOL.  Joe is trying to revise history again:

Quote Just because I threw some watermelon rinds out into the woods and they collected ticks- yup 8 legs and all- ,which was totally unexpected, evos are having a hissy fit. And yes I did reproduce it.

But that was years ago and it ws a very dry summer. Dry enough to dry out the vernal pool at the bottom of the hill- something that I had also never observed.

I don't know what the ticks were doing there but the more I thought about the more I figured they were hanging out waiting for a host. A potential host-birds, chipmunks, red and grey squirrels- comes by looking for something with water and some ticks attach themselves.

Anything else I can help you with?

Yes, I'm sure that conclusion had nothing to do with everyone pointing out how egregiously stupid the whole idea of watermelon-eating ticks was.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-02-27 02:55
Post by N.Wells
Quote I'm currently distilling more evidence than your head can even hold. Not that it seems you would be interested in anything that pertains to "intelligence", in a debate pertaining to "intelligence".
You have all manner of unsupported assertions outstanding, from large matters to small.  We've been asking for your evidence since the beginning of this thread, so show us up and share some of it.  However, bear in mind that evidence is documented, corroborated information that logically supports the conclusion, not just hollow assertions.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-02-27 00:07
Post by NoName
Quote (GaryGaulin @ Feb. 26 2014,18:44) Quote (Glen Davidson @ Feb. 26 2014,17:32) Quote (GaryGaulin @ Feb. 26 2014,17:28)   Quote (Glen Davidson @ Feb. 26 2014,16:16)So you've been doing science as well?
I guess that the answer depends on how you define "doing science". If it involves bending over for the swellheads then no, I stay away from that.
Ah, can't take a little evidence, eh?

The persecutions that you go through for being a raving lunatic...

Glen Davidson
I'm currently distilling more evidence than your head can even hold. Not that it seems you would be interested in anything that pertains to "intelligence", in a debate pertaining to "intelligence".

My break is over. Back to the science work!
Except of course you have no definition of 'intelligence' nor a "theory" that can handle any instance of intelligence that does not include motor activity.
Nor have you ever presented any evidence in support of your gibberish.
Epic fail, as so often is the case with your bluster and bravado.

BTW, evidence suggests you couldn't distill the whiskey out of a bottle of bourbon.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Thu, 2014-02-27 00:04
Post by jeffox
Quote I guess that the answer depends on how you define "doing science". If it involves bending over for the swellheads then no, I stay away from that.

No, it involves making logical conclusions based on actual evidence - but we've told you that numerous times already.  

Ha ha, now we're just rattling your cage, Goo Goo!   Bwhhhahahahahhahahah!!!!!

You're a hoot!
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:44
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (Glen Davidson @ Feb. 26 2014,17:32) Quote (GaryGaulin @ Feb. 26 2014,17:28) Quote (Glen Davidson @ Feb. 26 2014,16:16)So you've been doing science as well?
I guess that the answer depends on how you define "doing science". If it involves bending over for the swellheads then no, I stay away from that.
Ah, can't take a little evidence, eh?

The persecutions that you go through for being a raving lunatic...

Glen Davidson
I'm currently distilling more evidence than your head can even hold. Not that it seems you would be interested in anything that pertains to "intelligence", in a debate pertaining to "intelligence".

My break is over. Back to the science work!
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:32
Post by Glen Davidson
Quote (GaryGaulin @ Feb. 26 2014,17:28) Quote (Glen Davidson @ Feb. 26 2014,16:16)So you've been doing science as well?
I guess that the answer depends on how you define "doing science". If it involves bending over for the swellheads then no, I stay away from that.
Ah, can't take a little evidence, eh?

The persecutions that you go through for being a raving lunatic...

Glen Davidson
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:28
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (Glen Davidson @ Feb. 26 2014,16:16)So you've been doing science as well?
I guess that the answer depends on how you define "doing science". If it involves bending over for the swellheads then no, I stay away from that.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:15
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (N.Wells @ Feb. 26 2014,16:54)That would be the UD / ID world that's full of nutcases who use Intelligent Design as a wedge to promote a religious agenda.
Then you are saying that you have more in common with your enemy, than you are able to realize.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Wed, 2014-02-26 22:54
Post by N.Wells
Quote (GaryGaulin @ Feb. 26 2014,15:42) Quote (fnxtr @ Feb. 26 2014,09:04)You're an attention whore.
After over 300 pages of being trashed for NOT being an attention whore for the science news media (primarily journals) your accusation is an oxymoron.

But do have fun with your sock-puppets, while I try to get some more science work done.
So we can add attention whore, science news media, scientific journals, oxymorons, and sockpuppets to the ever-growing list of concepts that you don't fully comprehend.


Quote That will teach me, for attempting to have a scientific discussion with hopeless nutcases, in a forum for promoting a religious agenda that uses the Theory of Intelligent Design as a weapon. That would be the UD / ID world that's full of nutcases that use Intelligent Design as a wedge to promote a religious agenda.  The only hopeless nutcase around here is yourself.  This site is more for amusement than serious science, but we are clearly in favor of science rather than religion and are holding Intelligent Design up for ridicule as its proponents have so far been unable to show that it is good for anything else.  You have shown that you have no interest in scientific discussion, given that whenever someone raises a legitimate criticism (the way one does in scientific discussion), your responses are deflection, whining, insults, posting links to music, ignoring the criticism, changing the topic, and posting about supposed advances in your program.  You give the impression that for you "scientific discussion" means only conversations that run along the lines of "GG: Here buried in this incomprehensible pile of verbiage without any supporting evidence is my self-evident model in all its amazing wondrousness; Rest of the world: Wow, that's fantastic, you're a genius".  However, it isn't, you're not, and science doesn't work that way.
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Joe G.'s Tardgasm

AE Public Forum - Wed, 2014-02-26 22:53
Post by JohnW
Quote (Richardthughes @ Feb. 26 2014,14:43)Over at Untelligent Reasoning:

Quote If you had my command of the englich language...

I don't think anyone knows Englisch like Joe.. Does it have Germanic roots?
Beautiful.  

We really must introduce him to Gary.  Virtual vegan ticks, here we come!
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Repeal effort revived again in Louisiana

Senate Bill 175 (PDF), prefiled in the Louisiana Senate on February 25, 2014, and provisionally referred to the Senate Committee on Education, would, if enacted, repeal Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:285.1, which implemented the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act, passed and enacted in 2008.

Categories: Pro-Science News

The Nye-Ham Creation Debate: Where Was Intelligent Design?

ID the Future - Tue, 2014-02-25 16:27
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Research Coordinator Casey Luskin discusses the recent debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye that pitted Young Earth Creationism against neo-Darwinian evolution. Since the great majority of Ham's arguments amounted...
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