Monthly Archives: June 2012
|June 30, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Comp. Sci. / Eng., Mind, News|
In fact, the machine needs no genuine intelligence because it is automating the work of a human being who has both intelligence and purpose.
|June 30, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Darwinism, News|
It’s Sat Nite, so UD News suggests some fun. We will do some word replacements …
|June 30, 2012||Posted by William Dembski under Evolution, Science|
[In response to Daniel Dennett’s appeal to computer scientist Alan Turing as reductionist materialism’s greatest champion next to Darwin:] … at first blush one would think that because Turing had “invented” a “machine,” this might give even Dennett pause and lead him to take a second look at his claim that competence precedes comprehension. For […]
|June 30, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture|
(And one of the very few who grasp the key issues.)
|June 30, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, horizontal gene transfer|
It disrupts a key thought pattern: How does Darwin explain this? The correct answer is, he doesn’t.
|June 30, 2012||Posted by News under Design inference, News|
“Also, there is evidence to suggest that CRISPR loci are horizontally transferred in nature.”
For record: A comment on the issues raised by Dr Fuller (HT: Gregory and Nullasalus), and onward concerns in the wider context of debates over design theory
|June 30, 2012||Posted by kairosfocus under Intelligent Design, Science, Atheism, science education, ID Foundations, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society||
I have just now commented in the recent thread on Dr Fuller’s thought, and think it useful to headline for record (especially given some continued abusive misbehaviour at Anti- Evo and linked sites that has come to my attention in recent days): ____________ >> Let me clip a few thought-sparker cites from Dr Steve Fuller: […]
|June 29, 2012||Posted by nullasalus under Intelligent Design|
UD regular Gregory asked me to pass this on. A collection of quotations on ‘intelligent design’ by American-British philosopher and sociologist of science and invited Dover Trial witness Steve Fuller from the past 7 years has not long ago been published here: http://social-epistemology.com/2012/05/06/gregory-sandstrom-in-steve-fullers-words-intelligent-design/ If Uncommon Descent blog would wish to discuss these things I (Gregory) […]
|June 29, 2012||Posted by News under Physics, News|
RHIC’s physicists were seeking to duplicate the conditions that existed just an instant after the big bang that kicked off the universe’s expansion 13.7 billion years ago. (when gluons come unglued).
|June 29, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Plants, News|
Here’s Nova’s accidental take on the problem (April 17, 2007)
|June 29, 2012||Posted by Cornelius Hunter under Intelligent Design|
In his book Inside the Human Genome evolution professor and National Academy of Science member John Avise continues with the usual evolutionary religious claims that the evil and inefficiency of biological designs—at the molecular level in this case—necessitate evolution, for such designs would never have been designed or created by a loving higher intelligence. As usual, it’s […]
|June 29, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Human evolution, News|
… pieces of a large bowl found in Jiangxi Province are 20,000 years old. Pottery had been theorized to get started only 10,000 years ago, when agriculture prevailed. The theory was, …
|June 29, 2012||Posted by News under Genetics, News|
” Social Implications of Genetics lectures that Gillham gave for many years at Duke University.”
|June 29, 2012||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
” … the tracks were made by a primitive animal called a bilaterian … “
|June 29, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Convergent evolution|
Life forms do not randomly evolve solutions through natural selection; they are inwardly driven to converge on possible solutions in a wilderness of non-solutions.
|June 29, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Peer review, News|
Henderson’s’suggestion – describing the work of the academic who mainly teaches as “consumatory scholarship” – is a word game. There is a more direct way.
|June 28, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Culture, Neuroscience, News|
Publicity around brain scans can create an uncertain, gullible public, easily swayed.
|June 28, 2012||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design|
Remember the amazing story on Uncommon Descent a few days ago, about the private school science textbook which teaches that the Loch Ness Monster is real? Believe it or not, the story is true. It’s also three years old: way back in 2009, an article exposing the school program that publishes the textbook, Accelerated Christian […]
|June 28, 2012||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
The dinosaurs were assumed to be slow, cold-blooded, and stupid because that narrative fits the legacy of mid-twentieth century Darwinist preaching about the history of life.
|June 28, 2012||Posted by Cornelius Hunter under Intelligent Design|
When Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution in 1859 there were many scientific problems with the idea. Today, a century and a half later, we know of a great many more empirical challenges to the idea that the species arose spontaneously. The latest falsified expectation is that microRNAs, discovered only a few decades ago, when compared […]