Congratulations Dave Thomas!
|August 22, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Intelligent Design|
Dave has proven beyond a doubt that intelligent agents can construct useful trial and error algorithms.Ã‚Â As long as the way the trials are conductedÃ‚Â and the way the results are judged is well specified then trial and error algorithms work!Ã‚Â Of course we all learn to search for solutions using trial and error as children.Ã‚Â Or so I thought. Ã‚Â Maybe Dave Thomas is just discovering it now and thinks he’s stumbled onto something revolutionary.Ã‚Â The $64,000Ã‚Â question remains unanswered.Ã‚Â Who or what specified how trials in evolution were to be conducted?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The only answer I’ve heardÃ‚Â fromÃ‚Â chance worshippers is that some mystical chemical soup burped out a living cellÃ‚Â containing a protein assembly machine called a ribosomeÃ‚Â driven by an abstract digitally encoded control program and a data library containing abstract digitalÃ‚Â specifications for a large number of proteins requiredÃ‚Â for the cell to function in an information storage molecule called DNA.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â InÃ‚Â point of fact, information in the Ã‚Â DNA molecule is required to construct a ribosome and a ribosome isÃ‚Â required toÃ‚Â duplicate a DNA molecule.Ã‚Â Which came first: the protein or the roboticÃ‚Â protein making machine that requires parts made of proteins?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Maybe Dave can find the answer by trial and error.Ã‚Â Let’s all wish him luck.
Good luck, Dave!