|March 26, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Informatics, Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
The first video release from the AM-Nat Biology conference is now available! In this video, Salvador Cordova talks about the possibility that many things that are commonly considered errors in biology actually have identifiable purposes. Cordova confronts what is both a theological and a scientific critique of design, and shows its limitations. As Sal points […]
|March 18, 2017||Posted by News under Informatics|
In an interview with Suzan Mazur at Huffington Post. Mazur explains, Plug certain information into SUPERFAMILY and it can analyze a vast assortment of genomes and assist you in building a Tree of Life using superfamilies — i.e., domains with an evolutionary relationship — and the conserved part of thousands and thousands of protein structures […]
|March 5, 2017||Posted by DLH under Biophysics, Cell biology, Design inference, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Proteome|
Can protein folding complexity be formed by stochastic processes? With 14 intermediate steps? JILA Team Discovers Many New Twists in Protein Folding Biophysicists at JILA have measured protein folding in more detail than ever before, revealing behavior that is surprisingly more complex than previously known. . . . They fold into three-dimensional shapes that determine […]
|January 9, 2017||Posted by News under Evolution, Informatics, Intelligent Design, News|
From Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology: Abstract: (paywall)The background of this study is that models of the evolution of living systems are based mainly on the evolution of replicators and cannot explain many of the properties of biological systems such as the existence of the sexes, molecular exaptation and others. The purpose of this […]
|December 4, 2016||Posted by kairosfocus under Back to Basics of ID, Cosmology, Design inference, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
. . . that is, the design inference vs. the broader scientific investigation of a world of life and cosmos that are infused with complex, functionally specific information and complex, functional organisation? In the Turing test thread, just now, I raised this issue in responding to GP and SA . . . and I think […]
|December 3, 2016||Posted by News under Informatics, Information, Intelligent Design|
Evo-Info: Some Things Computers Will Never Do: Nonalgorithmic Creativity and Unknowability: See also: Evolutionary Informatics Lab: A look inside Follow UD News at Twitter!
Our Physicist and Computer Scientist from Russia — and each element of that balance is very relevant — is back, with more. MOAR, in fact. This time, he tackles the “terror-fitted depths” of thermodynamics and biosemiotics. (NB: Those needing a backgrounder may find an old UD post here and a more recent one here, helpful.) […]
|November 26, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Evolutionary biology, Informatics, Information, Intelligent Design, Origin Of Life|
I was sad to recently realize that Hubert Yockey passed earlier (in January) this year. Hubert Yockey, though he personally was against Intelligent Design, made many contributions to science that many of us within the ID community view as pro-ID work. I wanted to take a moment to appreciate and reflect on his contributions as […]
|November 7, 2016||Posted by kairosfocus under Engineering, Informatics, Intelligent Design, UD Guest Posts|
UD has a broad and deep pool of readers and occasional contributors from across the world that have a lot to say, things that are well worth pondering. In this case, I am more than happy to host a guest post in which physicist and computer scientist ES (who hails from Russia) argues the thesis: […]
|June 26, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Comp. Sci. / Eng., Informatics, Intelligent Design, Video|
This video is from the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism 2016 conference held earlier this year. It deals with using non-naturalism in order to improve the quality of machine learning programs using a technique called “imagination sampling.” The results of a limited test run are given.
|April 22, 2016||Posted by News under Informatics, Intelligent Design|
From Kirk Durston at Contemplations: There are countless people who use the following rationale to justify why there was no need for an intelligent creator behind life – evolution has had a near-infinite number of trials in which to create the full diversity of life, including its molecular machines, molecular computers, and digitally encoded genomes. […]
|February 23, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Complex Specified Information, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Probability|
Recently a criticism was leveled against Dembski’s 2005 paper Specification: the pattern that signifies intelligence. As is often the case, if you read the criticism carefully, you will realize that, even though he says Dembski is wrong, it turns out that the more exacting answer would favor Dembski’s conclusion more strongly, not less.
|May 12, 2015||Posted by News under Informatics, Intelligent Design|
From ESSSAT (European Society for the Study of Science and Theology), “a scholarly, non-confessional organization, based in Europe, which aims to promote the study of relationships between the natural sciences and theological views.” By Philippe Gagnon. Here. Warning: ESSSAT uses a retarded system where one can sort of see the article shaded, without getting rid […]
|March 30, 2015||Posted by News under Informatics, Intelligent Design, News|
Readers, do you remember: What great physicists have said about immateriality and consciousness? And Being as Communion? Here’s a new one: It From Bit or Bit From It?: On Physics and Information (The Frontiers Collection) The essays in this book look at the question of whether physics can be based on information, or – as […]
|March 22, 2015||Posted by News under Informatics, News|
Retired British doctor Jon Garvey wrote an interesting review some months back at Hump of the Camel of William Dembski’s Being as Communion: Evolution, then, is legitimately viewed as an algorithmic search, which is agreed at least by those who produce evolutionary algorithms to simulate it. As is well known, Dembski utilized the then recently-proven […]
|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.
|January 26, 2015||Posted by niwrad under Biology, Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Informatics, Intelligent Design|
Sorry if this post is a bit for computer programmers, anyway I trust that also the others can grasp the overall picture. Evolutionists claim that what it takes to evolution to work is simply “a populations of replicators, random variations on them, and a competition for survival or resources”. Today we will try to partially […]
|December 28, 2014||Posted by News under Informatics, Information, Intelligent Design, News|
In June we began to think seriously about William Dembski’s then upcoming Being as Communion, a more philosophical look at design in nature.
|December 26, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, Informatics, Information, Intelligent Design|
If information theory is right, Darwinian evolution isn’t even possible
|November 18, 2014||Posted by andyjones under Informatics, Self-Org. Theory, The Design of Life|
(it’s designed to) These are some thoughts prompted by the recent article Arrival of the Fittest: Robustness and flexibility are basic design principles. We design modules so that they are robust against minor damage, bad inputs and changes in other parts of the code. This aids ‘evolvability’ of the whole by untangling the knots so […]