|June 29, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Biophysics, Engineering, Genomics, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Video|
In this next installment from the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism (AM-Nat) conference, Salvador Cordova gives us his perspective on epistemology, which he calls “Gambler’s Epistemology,” which intends to be a metaphysically neutral way of analyzing claims based on their costs and payoff possibilities. Cordova shows that naturalism does not have a history of high payoffs, […]
|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.
|June 11, 2016||Posted by kairosfocus under Back to Basics of ID, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations, Intelligent Design, Privileged planet, The Design of Life, Video|
Here: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Let us watch and ponder, then discuss. END Posts
|March 22, 2016||Posted by kairosfocus under Geo-strategic issues, News, Of General Interest, Off Topic, Video|
The developing pattern of terrorist attacks in the West continues. Looks like a bombing at an airport and a metro station in Brussels after a terrorist mastermind was captured Friday last. It seems so far, 26 dead, dozens wounded. The airport bombing may be a suicide bombing. Sky News, live: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt […]
|March 18, 2016||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, News, Video|
Biophysicist Cornelius Hunter debates “Is Evolution Compelling.” Cornelius Hunter versus Michael Ruse, March 11, 2016. Note: Hunter often writes here at Uncommon Descent. We are trying to get vid of Ruse too. See also: Steve Meyer vs. Lawrence Krauss in Toronto this Saturday, live-streamed Follow UD News at Twitter!
|March 2, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Popular culture, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism, Video|
Here: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt And while one may have reservations or quibbles about particular cases, the overall point is well taken. In her article on a “top ten” list of astro-turfers, she comments, soberingly: What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots. The many ways […]
|January 19, 2015||Posted by News under News, Video|
Currently being uploaded at YouTube.
|April 19, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Probability, Religion, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Video|
Here. (HT: VJT, also, Charles Babbage.) Video: embedded by Embedded Videovimeo Direkt
|February 5, 2014||Posted by johnnyb under Creationism, Evolution, Video|
I originally wrote this for a friend, but decided that other people might be interested, too. Anyway, this is not a blow-by-blow, and I’m sure I’m missing some important points, but here is my commentary on the debate. If parts of it read like an email to a friend, well, that’s because that’s where it […]
|January 28, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, ID Foundations, They said it . . ., Video|
VJT has recently posted on what kind of cosmos God made, remarking on the Don Johnson bioinformatics lecture. He linked but didn’t embed, so here is the lecture: embedded by Embedded Videovimeo Direkt And, here is the handout. No comments — go to VJT’s thread. OOPS, something funny there so I open back up comments […]
ID Foundations, 22: What about evolutionary trees of descent and homologies? (An answer to Jaceli123’s presentation of a typical icon of evolution . . . )
As has been noted, sometimes people come to UD looking for answers to questions about what they have been taught regarding “Evolution”; typically in the context of indoctrination under the Lewontinian ideological a priori materialism that he outlined thusly in his infamous 1997 NYRB article: [T]he problem is to get [the general public] to reject […]
|September 17, 2013||Posted by News under Cell biology, Video|
Voice Over: “The innermost workings of how a simple code is turned into flesh and blood.”
|September 16, 2013||Posted by News under Cell biology, News, Video|
Relax and remember that all that is going on all the time inside you, and you didn’t even know. Except this one, which is how cyanide poisoning disrupts ATP synthesis
Remembering Battle of Britain Day, Sunday Sept 15, 1940 . . . when a few stood in the gap [+ lessons on the significance of a force- in- being strategy]
|September 15, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Popular culture, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Video|
I looked at the date and thought, quite a lesson from history, and a follow up from those of 9/11. Summer, 1940, when The Few in their Hurricanes (mostly!) and Spitfires stood between civilisation, however flawed, and a nightmare of aggressive barbarism, with the peak being Sunday, Sept 15, 1940. (That day and date thing […]
|September 14, 2013||Posted by News under Biomimicry, Video|
The octopuses’ disappearing act is remarkable too.
9/11 Miracle — the story of Trinidadian Genelle Guzman-McMillan, last WTC 9/11 survivor to be pulled from the rubble
|September 13, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Religion, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Video|
Trinidadian Genelle Guzman-McMillan, the last WTC 9/11 survivor to be pulled from the rubble of the collapsed towers, has a story of miraculous survival, complete with her angel, Paul, who held her hand as she awaited rescue. In summary: [Genelle] was a Port Authority worker, working on the 64th floor of one of the WTC […]
Col. Rick Rescorla, the UK-born Vietnam Vet and Morgan-Stanley Dean-Witter security chief who predicted BOTH WTC attacks, and sacrificed his life saving 2,700+ others . . .
|September 12, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Video|
Today, let us reflect on Col. Rick Rescorla, the man who saw it coming TWICE, and then sacrificed his life saving over 2,700 lives on September 11, 2001: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt I cannot but pause and show a video still of the Col on that fateful day as he rallied his people, bullhorn […]
|September 11, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Culture, News, Off Topic, Video|
CNN’s live footage that morning: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt (More here.) END
|September 7, 2013||Posted by News under Cambrian explosion, Video|
Top people not known for fronting intelligent design think you should read it. But if it’s late and you’re tired …