Darwinist Turns Math Cop: Track 1 and Track 2

anti-evolutionism, Darwinian processes, Darwinism, Evolution, evolutionary pathways, formalism, Guide to Reading Jason Rosenhouse (series), improbability, Intelligent Design, Jason Rosenhouse, mathematicians, mathematics, origin of life, presuppositions, probability, protein space, proteins, sophistry, statistics
Jason Rosenhouse insists that intelligent design proponents obey his rules, but happily flouts them himself. Source
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The Logic of Design Detection

Archaeology, Complexity, cryptography, design detection, DNA, Evolution, insurance fraud, Intelligent Design, probability, Rosetta Stone, scientific method, Signature in the Cell, specification, The Design Inference, What Is the Evidence for Intelligent Design? (series), William Dembski
Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from a chapter in the newly released book The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos. We are presenting Dr. Meyer’s chapter as a series, in which this is the third post. Find the full series so far here. In The Design Inference, mathematician William Dembski explicates the logic of design detection. His work reinforces the conclusion that the specified information present in DNA points to a designing mind.  Dembski shows that rational agents often detect the prior activity of other designing minds by the character of the effects they leave behind. Archaeologists assume that rational agents produced the inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone. Insurance fraud investigators detect certain “cheating Read More › Source
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Bernoulli, Keynes, and the Big Bang

A Treatise on Probability, Bertand’s Paradox, Conservation of Information, dice, distribution of reciprocals, Economics, fine-tuning, France, Great Britain, Jacob Bernoulli, John Maynard Keynes, Keynesian economics, No Free Lunch, nothing, Physics, Earth & Space, Principle of Insufficient Reason, probability, Robert J. Marks II, Scotland, something, thermodynamics, Wales, William Dembski, Winston Ewert
In analysis of fine-tuning, No Free Lunch Theorems, and conservation of information, Bernoulli’s PrOIR is foundational. Source
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Missing the Point: Codes Are Not Products of Physics

"survival of the fittest", alanine, amino acids, Charles Thaxton, code, codons, Darwinian evolution, DNA, double helix, Energy Code, Escherichia coli, Evolution, genetic code, Horst H. Klump, information, Intelligent Design, Jens Völker, Kenneth J. Breslauer, Masayori Inouye, materialists, mind, Molecular Darwinism, natural selection, PNAS, probability, proteins, Quarterly Review of Biophysics, Roger Olsen, Rutgers University, Second Law of Thermodynamics, serine, Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer, The Mystery of Life’s Origin, thermodynamics, Walter Bradley
Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes. Source
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Chance, Necessity, and Design

automobiles, chance, chassis, critics, design, design detection, differential, doors, explanatory filter, Intelligent Design, Jonathan Waldman, Joshua Swamidass, kinetic theory of heat, necessity, probability, repudiation, retirement, rust, Rust: The Longest War, Sean McDowell, shocks, Uncommon Descent
ID supporters continue to send me emails about Josh Swamidass. The latest hammers on a comment I made in 2008 at Uncommon Descent, namely: “I’ve pretty much dispensed with the EF [Explanatory Filter]. It suggests that chance, necessity, and design are mutually exclusive. They are not. Straight CSI is clearer as a criterion for design detection.” I would not write that now. In my view the filter is just fine and it neither conflates nor falsely differentiates the three modes of explanation (chance, necessity, and design). My comment back then should be seen as an unnecessary concession to critics, not as undercutting the filter per se. To properly use the Explanatory Filter, it is vital to identify what exactly one is trying to explain. Take a rusted automobile. In Jonathan Waldman’s wonderful…
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