Category: Design inference
|September 24, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Back to Basics of ID, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society||
It is time to move on from preliminary logical considerations to key foundational issues relevant to design theory. Of these, the challenge of complexity, information and functionally specific organisation is first and foremost. Hence this post. We live in a technological age, and one that increasingly pivots around information. One in which we are surrounded […]
|September 22, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Back to Basics of ID, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
It is time to get back to basics (BTB henceforth) on ID, but as step zero, we have to set first principles of right reason straight. For instance, it seems that — once we are certain that we can be certain of nothing falls apart in absurdity — the fallback position on the issue of […]
|September 10, 2015||Posted by DLH under Biophysics, Darwinism, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Genomics, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity|
Rockefeller University researchers found that part of a DNA repair protein known as 53BP1 fits over the phosphorylated part of H2AX “like a glove,” says Kleiner. This interaction helps bring 53BP1 to the site of DNA damage, where it mediates the repair of double-stranded breaks in DNA by encouraging the repair machinery to glue the […]
Let’s discuss: >> Elizabeth Liddle: I do not think the ID case holds up. I think it is undermined by [want of . . . ???] any evidence for the putative designer . . . >>
|May 30, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism|
In a current UD thread, Mung clips and comments: >> OT: Over at TSZ, fossils of reason occasionally appear, quite by accident. Elizabeth Liddle: I do not think the ID case holds up. I think it is undermined by any evidence for the putative designer – no hypothesis about what the designer was trying to […]
|May 1, 2015||Posted by News under Design inference, News|
Here: The “Hugos” are widely called the most prestigious awards in the world of science fiction and fantasy publishing. They are awarded every year by a vote of the membership of the World Science Fiction Convention, which SF fans have called “Worldcon” since time immemorial. Starting three years ago, Larry Correia, successful science fiction writer, […]
|March 17, 2015||Posted by johnnyb under Darwinism, Design inference, Evolutionary biology, ID Foundations, Informatics, Information, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity|
There are many ID’ers who complain about the AVIDA simulation, and I for the life of me can’t figure out why this is so.
|February 23, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Design inference, Naturalism, Origin Of Life|
Recently I have been thinking a lot about one of the most interesting topics: the origin of life. Specifically, the state of research on abiogenesis, the idea that life arose through purely natural processes without any intelligent guidance or intervention. I have also been thinking about the various viewpoints I have encountered over the years […]
|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 […]