Category: Design inference
|January 21, 2015||Posted by News under Design inference, Genetics, News|
It was appalling, the way Manhattan sophisticates so easily swallowed something that was so obviously untrue.
|January 19, 2015||Posted by News under Design inference, News|
Wouldn’t that be a party?
|January 19, 2015||Posted by News under Design inference, Multiverse, News|
Hey, we can avoid anything if we are determined, right?
|November 24, 2014||Posted by HeKS under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Intelligent Design, Tree of life|
Last week, one of my comments relating to the KS “bomb” argument was made the subject of an OP, which can be found here. In that comment, I had offered a few preliminary thoughts on Keith’s argument (originally found here, and summarized by him here) and asked a few questions to better understand the assumptions informing […]
|November 19, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, FYI-FTR|
New Contributor HeKS, has had occasion to comment a few hours ago on KS’ claimed bomb argument (cf. my own headlined for record response here, WJM’s here and here, VJT’s here, BA’s Black Knight Taunt summing up here and other responses at UD . . . KS’s repeated boasts that he has not been answered […]
|November 13, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, FYI-FTR, ID Foundations||
One of the favourite tactics of hyperskepticism is to brazenly dismiss what is objected to as a myth, misconcept or word magic, etc; even while in the real world, one must deal with it day by day as blatant reality. Oops. This has been happening with FSCO/I and linked concepts such as dFSCI. As a […]
One of the saddest aspects of the debates over the design inference on empirically reliable signs such as FSCO/I, is the way evolutionary materialist objectors and fellow travellers routinely insist on distorting the ID view, even after many corrections. (Kindly, note the weak argument correctives, accessible under the UD Resources Tab, which address many of […]
|October 21, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations|
Lego Pile A: Lego “Pile” B: What’s the difference, and why is it there? What does this tell us about functionally specific, complex organisation and associated information (FSCO/I), why? So, bearing in mind this needle in haystack search challenge: . . . also, the design inference process flowchart: . . . and the use of […]
|October 18, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Complex Specified Information, Design inference, ID Foundations, Information|
The concept of information is central to intelligent design. In previous discussions, we have examined the basic concept of information, we have considered the question of when information arises, and we have briefly dipped our toes into the waters of Shannon information. In the present post, I put forward an additional discussion regarding the latter, […]
|September 2, 2014||Posted by News under Cosmology, Design inference, Intelligent Design|
Sheldon: You can’t do a random search if you have to have a map before you take your first step.
|August 23, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations|
Sometimes, the very dismissiveness of hyperskeptical objections is their undoing, as in this case from TSZ: Pesky EleP(T|H)ant Posted on June 25, 2014 by Richardthughes Over at Uncommon Descent KirosFocus repeats the same old bignum arguments as always. He seems to enjoy the ‘needle in a haystack’ metaphor, but I’d like to counter by asking […]
Mathematician Kadanoff says people should think about Dembski’s thesis—instead of running the guy out of town
|August 15, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, Design inference, Information, Intelligent Design|
Tenure mob did not stop him from speaking.
Debating Darwin and Design A dialogue between two Christians 1. Is Intelligent Design science or ‘creationism in a cheap tuxedo’? 21st July 2014 Joshua Gidney – Fourth Response I wish to begin this response by thanking Francis for his refreshingly substantive and engaging rebuttal. I believe that in his critique of ID, he has stepped up several […]
|July 15, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, Design inference, Natural selection|
Did design theorist Michael Behe predict this?
|June 29, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Complex Specified Information, Design inference, ID Foundations, Information|
In this post I want to consider another aspect of information. Specifically, I want to consider the concept of “Shannon information.” First of all, I admit to having ruffled a few feathers when I mentioned in passing in a prior post that “Shannon information is not really information.” As I have also written before in […]
|June 24, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations|
When I was maybe five or six years old, my mother (a distinguished teacher) said to me about problem solving, more or less: if you can draw a picture of a problem-situation, you can understand it well enough to solve it. Over the many years since, that has served me well. Where, after so many […]
|May 9, 2014||Posted by PaV under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Intelligent Design|
I recently read about some study whose results conflict with Darwinian evolution. Despite the conflict, the author’s logic basically said that even though Darwinian thinking could not explain what nature contains, the fact that this happened meant that ‘somehow’ evolution had brought about this result, and that more study was needed to find out just […]
|April 7, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Origin Of Life|
Not too many months ago I ran across Richard Dawkins’ statement that life got its start when, somehow, on the early Earth a self-replicating molecule formed. I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. I had read the quote before, and he has repeated the idea in various writings and interviews, but after having studied […]
|April 4, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Origin Of Life|
Recently we have been discussing Dr. Sewell’s thermodynamics-related paper/video on this thread. In addition to some excellent discussion on the Second Law, the question of abiogenesis has naturally arisen. Though related to the Second Law issue (by way of the compensation argument), I would like to move discussion of the abiogenesis question to this new […]
|March 21, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Complex Specified Information, Design inference, ID Foundations, Informatics|
In my first post I discussed the concept of information, in particular whether information is contained in a physical object by its mere existence. In this post I would like to consider an additional issue relating to information, namely, the point at which information arises or comes into existence. Information is often closely associated with […]