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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Mon, 2014-04-21 13:31
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (Nomad @ April 21 2014,06:00)Pssst.  Hey Gary.  You know how you're so proud about your model possessing "rat level navigation"?

How about bird level navigation?

http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv......sis.pdf

In this instance evolutionary algorithms were used to evolve the control logic to autonomously fly a simulated unmanned aerial vehicle to a landing on board a naval vessel.

Can your bug do that?
Yes.
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Joe G.'s Tardgasm

AE Public Forum - Mon, 2014-04-21 13:29
Post by OgreMkV
Quote (Quack @ April 21 2014,08:19) Quote (Kattarina98 @ April 21 2014,04:51)... or he has started talking to himself.
I wish he would, that should be something to watch!
I bet he would get so confused, he'd actually lose an argument with himself.
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Joe G.'s Tardgasm

AE Public Forum - Mon, 2014-04-21 13:19
Post by Quack
Quote (Kattarina98 @ April 21 2014,04:51)... or he has started talking to himself.
I wish he would, that should be something to watch!
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Mon, 2014-04-21 13:14
Post by NoName
Quote (N.Wells @ April 21 2014,08:36)...
But the interesting point is that Gary identifies genetic algorithms as simple.  They are indeed impressively simple as well as being astoundingly powerful, which is why I can't see what Gary has against natural selection and why he keeps misunderstanding it.  Especially, I cannot understand why he rejects it in favor of an alternate mechanism whose existence and effects he can't even demonstrate at the levels that he is interested in.
It's because he's self-assembled.  And assembled wrong.
He's reminiscent of the chef on Metalocalypse, 'sewn together wrong'.

He believes in an alternative because he has a desperate need to be the underdog who eventually triumphs, usually by means of a "and then a miracle occurs' step, coupled with an equally desperate need for opposition so he can justify any and all of his shortcomings as due to external oppression, not internal flaws.
That he cannot demonstrate the existence or effects of his preferred approach is part of its glory -- he thinks it allows him to shift the game to one where his opponents must present something better than his never explained, never identified, never clarified "alternative".  He thinks he can make it a game of "heads, he wins, tails we lose."
Like I said before, attempting to win a poker game by shouting 'checkmate'.
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Darwin Day bill dies in Hawaii

Hawaii's House Resolution 145, which would have designated February 12 of each year as Darwin Day "to celebrate all of Charles Darwin's achievements in the field of science," died in committee on April 10, 2014, when a legislative deadline passed.

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ASTE adds its voice for evolution

The Association for Science Teacher Education, which promotes leadership and support for professionals involved in the education and development of teachers of science at all levels, recently added its voice for evolution.

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Continued uncertainty in Wyoming

At its April 11, 2014, meeting, the Wyoming state board of education decided not to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, instead turning to a state department of education committee for further guidance. As NCSE previously reported, a footnote in Wyoming's budget for 2014-2016 precludes the use of state funds "for any review or adoption" of the Next Generation Science Standards, and one of its authors acknowledged that the NGSS's treatment of climate change is a reason for the prohibition. 

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The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Featuring Casey Luskin on Darwin's Doubt

ID the Future - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:12
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin is again on The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward, this time discussing Darwin's Doubt and what it adds to the discussion about one of the most important...
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Dr. Stephen Webb on Occasionalism and Intelligent Design

ID the Future - Sun, 2014-04-13 04:12
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, listen in on Casey Luskin's conversation with Dr. Stephen Webb as they discuss Dr. Webb's recent debate on intelligent design with Stephen Meredith at First Things. Dr. Webb explains "occasionalism"...
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"Our Professors Hate You. But Then We Go on Your Website."

World Magazine elicited this delightful and very telling anecdote from Stephen Meyer. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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In Twin Cases, "Academic Integrity" Is Newspeak for "Speech Code"

The recent importation by Ball State and Amarillo College of "academic integrity" into the domain of academic freedom is straight out of left field. Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
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"Should Christians Embrace Darwin?" An Evening with Karl Giberson and Stephen Meyer

I'm just back from a busy speaking trip with Steve Meyer and thought I would give a quick recap of one event, in Richmond, Virginia. Andrew McDiarmid http://www.evolutionnews.org
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New Opponents to Opinion Suppression

Slowly the liberal left -- that is, the ones are not committed to illiberal suppression of opposing viewpoints -- is finding its voice. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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Video: Biologist Is Alarmed by Calm Shrimp

Whoa, some scientists appear to have way too much free time their hands! David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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War on Humans: Population Control in India

Malthusian ideology. Junk science. Genocidal blackmail targeted at defenseless starving people. Michael Egnor
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Irony Watch: "Censor of the Year" Jerry Coyne Now Supports...Academic Freedom?

The censoring of Ayaan Hirsi Ali by a craven Brandeis University has been widely and rightly criticized. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Looming Deadline: Students, You Have Till April 18 to Apply for Discovery Institute's Summer Seminars

Admission is quite competitive, but then again, we are training the next generation of ID researchers and advocates. Evolution News & Views
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In Philly This Weekend? Yes, You Can Still Attend the "Science and Design" Conference Without Pre-Registering!

As a highlight of this exciting event, we'll be previewing a stunning new animation of molecular machinery: the "walking" protein, kinesin. Evolution News & Views
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The National Center for ID Obfuscation

Arguing with Darwinian fundamentalists is frustrating because while you just want to have a reasonable conversation, they are trying to save your soul. Stephen H. Webb
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Readers of First Things Tell Stephen Meredith Where to Get Off

"Are you still an occasionist?" "Occasionally." -- Conversation overheard among Discovery Institute staff, as imagined by Dr. Meredith. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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