# Category: Mathematics

## 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 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 […]

## Peter Woit, this is your call to conversion

January 27, 2014 | Posted by News under Cosmology, Mathematics, News |

Implying that Woit must be or may as well be a creationist is a way of sending him a message.

## Design recognition is possible in part because of finite human memory and limited human information

January 3, 2014 | Posted by scordova under Complex Specified Information, Mathematics, Psychology |

Why is it that humans can recognize the designs of other humans even for token objects like a system of 500 fair coins? Why does life resemble designs? Answer: designs frequently conform to simple organizing principles rather than explicit patterns. Simple organizing principles are a way to understand large amounts of data with our finite […]

## Illustrating embedded specification and specified improbability with specially labeled coins

December 21, 2013 | Posted by scordova under Comp. Sci. / Eng., Complex Specified Information, Mathematics, News |

The reason the 500-fair-coins-heads illustration has been devastating to the materialists is due to a fact that has somewhat escaped everyone until Neil Rickert (perhaps unwittingly) pointed it out: the sides of the coin are distinguishable, but not in a way that biases the probability. This fact guarantees that chance cannot construct recognizable symbolic organization, […]

## The paradox of almost definite knowledge in the face of maximum uncertainty — the basis of ID

December 18, 2013 | Posted by scordova under Complex Specified Information, Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Physics |

When facing maximum uncertainty, it seems paradoxical that one can have great assurance about certain things. This has enormous relevance to ID because Darwinists will argue, “how can you be so certain of something when it is apparent there is great uncertainty in the system.” I will respond by saying, “when we have maximum uncertainty […]

## Did Polynesians invent the binary system centuries ago?

December 17, 2013 | Posted by News under Mathematics, News |

Or more. It’s possible. And did you know that some mathematicians advocate a switch to base-12 counting?