# Category: Mathematics

## Is there a smallest unit of length?

October 4, 2015 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

Interesting discussion from NOVA: Zeno’s paradox is solved, but the question of whether there is a smallest unit of length hasn’t gone away. Today, some physicists think that the existence of an absolute minimum length could help avoid another kind of logical nonsense; the infinities that arise when physicists make attempts at a quantum version […]

## Neil deGrasse Tyson on the biggest mystery of the universe …

April 26, 2015 | Posted by News under Cosmology, Mathematics, News |

… that it is knowable and mathematically based. That was said better by Eugene Wigner. The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. – “The Unreasonable Effectiveness “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural […]

## At PBS: Puzzle of mathematics is more complex than we sometimes think

April 19, 2015 | Posted by News under Mathematics, News |

Astrophysicist Mario Livio shares some thoughts: Math: Discovered, Invented, or Both? The puzzle of the power of mathematics is in fact even more complex than the above examples from electromagnetism might suggest. There are actually two facets to the “unreasonable effectiveness,” one that I call active and another that I dub passive. The active facet […]

## Oxford math prof John Lennox on whether God is a delusion

March 16, 2015 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

When writing this story, there were two traps I started falling into: The first one is, act like there is something really great about the person who notices that the universe shows evidence of design. No, that’s just normal. The Darwinists and the Christian Darwinists, paid off by Templeton for example, are earning their keep […]

## Anyone here remember that “born under a lucky star” theme?

March 13, 2015 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

People got unseasonably lucky (Texas lottery div). Questions were raised here. Someone good with numbers tried studying it a couple years back. But now this: Abstract: Some people have all the luck. We look at the Florida Lottery records of winners of prizes worth $600 or more. Some individuals claimed large numbers of prizes. Were they lucky, or up […]

## On skepticism about skeptics: Oxford mathematician John Lennox weighs in

February 25, 2015 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Naturalism, News |

Is Shermer’s sell-by date long past, like Dawkins’? It does have that feel.

## Multiverse cosmologist says the concept of infinity is ruining physics

February 22, 2015 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Multiverse, News |

Sheldon: A much better title for the blog would be “Materialism is a beautiful concept – and its ruining physics.”

## Golden ratio in guitar solos?

December 2, 2014 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

Golden section and golden rectangles, the harmonic series and the model of its ideal behavior simplified.

## Does the golden ratio, 1.618, unify science?

November 29, 2014 | Posted by News under Mathematics, Multiverse, News |

Maybe they are wrong but it is not looney. You can actually measure this stuff. Take that, multiverse, and get out of here!

## Mathematician John Lennox asks, Is information evidence of something beyond nature?

November 26, 2014 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

John Lennox argues that there is evidence of transcendence beyond nature.

## Challenges to Darwin’s maths

November 24, 2014 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

The computational capacity of the universe suggests an upper bound to the number of transformational steps available for any theory of origins.

## Don’t black holes exist? But then what will popular culture do?

September 27, 2014 | Posted by News under Astronomy, Big Bang, Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

Pop culture rants, raves, and peeves have somehow found their expression today as “science.” This stuff doesn’t change; it just acquires science labels.

## Mathematicians’ role in flawed security cryptography

July 23, 2014 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News |

Using their expertise to subvert the group tasked with producing high quality cryptography?

## No past infinity? But what about a minus past infinity?

April 23, 2014 | Posted by News under Cosmology, Mathematics, News |

Kirk Durston: It is impossible to count through the entire set of negative integers, from minus infinity to zero, one integer at a time.

## Skeptical mathematician on the decade’s biggest change in physics

April 13, 2014 | Posted by News under Mathematics, Multiverse, News |

Peter Woit: As we learn more about the Higgs the lesson seems to be that this sector of the Standard Model behaves in the simplest way possible.

## Mathematics challenges naturalism, says math prof

April 9, 2014 | Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Naturalism, News |

James Franklin: Artificial intelligence system that imitates genuine mathematical insight? No promising plans on the drawing board.

## Euler’s formula and intelligent design

March 19, 2014 | Posted by niwrad under Intelligent Design, Mathematics |

As known, complex numbers are numbers of the form: z = x + i y where x is the real part, y is the imaginary part and “i” is the square root of -1. Complex numbers have many applications in science, where it is necessary, in the same time, to collect together and discriminate two […]

## Science, Worldviews & Society, 1: An argument from necessary (thus, eternal) truth to the reality of God as eternally contemplative . . . and, designing . . . Mind

March 1, 2014 | Posted by kairosfocus under Logic and First Principles of right reason, Mathematics, Philosophy, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society |

This past month has been quite busy, and I have had but little time to respond to some questions on foundations of reality and modern theistic arguments from a budding young philosopher. (BTW, his 3 month post op check up has been positive I take occasion to publicly thank St. Georges Hospital, London and others.) […]

## Creationist RA Herrmann’s ID theory — the last magic on steroids!

January 29, 2014 | Posted by scordova under Comp. Sci. / Eng., Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Privileged planet |

First, an excerpt from Dr. Herrmann’s personal history: I was associated with the occult from birth, but in 1946 when I was 12 years old, I suddenly became extremely interested in occult manifestations and simultaneously became, what is sometimes called, a “mental giant” – indeed, a child scientist. I delved into any aspect of the […]