In fact, the machine needs no genuine intelligence because it is automating the work of a human being who has both intelligence and purpose.
It’s Sat Nite, so UD News suggests some fun. We will do some word replacements …
[In response to Daniel Dennett’s appeal to computer scientist Alan Turing as reductionist materialism’s greatest champion next to Darwin:] … at first blush one would think that because Turing had “invented” a “machine,” this might give even Dennett pause and lead him to take a second look at his claim that competence precedes comprehension. For […]
(And one of the very few who grasp the key issues.)
It disrupts a key thought pattern: How does Darwin explain this? The correct answer is, he doesn’t.
“Also, there is evidence to suggest that CRISPR loci are horizontally transferred in nature.”
I have just now commented in the recent thread on Dr Fuller’s thought, and think it useful to headline for record (especially given some continued abusive misbehaviour at Anti- Evo and linked sites that has come to my attention in recent days): ____________ >> Let me clip a few thought-sparker cites from Dr Steve Fuller: […]
UD regular Gregory asked me to pass this on. A collection of quotations on ‘intelligent design’ by American-British philosopher and sociologist of science and invited Dover Trial witness Steve Fuller from the past 7 years has not long ago been published here: http://social-epistemology.com/2012/05/06/gregory-sandstrom-in-steve-fullers-words-intelligent-design/ If Uncommon Descent blog would wish to discuss these things I (Gregory) […]
RHIC’s physicists were seeking to duplicate the conditions that existed just an instant after the big bang that kicked off the universe’s expansion 13.7 billion years ago. (when gluons come unglued).
Here’s Nova’s accidental take on the problem (April 17, 2007)
In his book Inside the Human Genome evolution professor and National Academy of Science member John Avise continues with the usual evolutionary religious claims that the evil and inefficiency of biological designs—at the molecular level in this case—necessitate evolution, for such designs would never have been designed or created by a loving higher intelligence. As usual, it’s […]
… pieces of a large bowl found in Jiangxi Province are 20,000 years old. Pottery had been theorized to get started only 10,000 years ago, when agriculture prevailed. The theory was, …
” Social Implications of Genetics lectures that Gillham gave for many years at Duke University.”
” … the tracks were made by a primitive animal called a bilaterian … “
Life forms do not randomly evolve solutions through natural selection; they are inwardly driven to converge on possible solutions in a wilderness of non-solutions.