A month or so ago, I alerted UD readers that atheists in Florida were about to place their stone monument of the Ten “commandments” of atheism. Well, today they have unveiled their monument to atheism in front of the Bradford County, Florida, courthouse, right near a monument listing the traditional Ten Commandments from the Old Read More…
Nick Matzke famously got the publishing company Springer to suppress the publication of the papers of a conference held at Cornell. See here. He did this without having seen, much less read, any of the papers. Obviously, his motivation could not have been the content of the papers. He was motivated by the mere fact that several Read More…
I grew up in communities where most people held contradictory views of the history of life.
A sample of research that merely ignores demographics
Something tells me that this Gray guy, though an atheist, is not in the running for Atheist of the Year.
As promised earlier today, here is the vid of Dr Marks on Information and search success: [youtube d7seCcS_gPk] This clip will be especially revealing: So also will be this: And now, the challenge is on the table — where are ever so many celebrated algorithms bringing info in to the search problem? (Hint: algorithms as Read More…
A scandalous documentary about Christian gamblers was released in 2012 with me listed in the credits. 🙂 The documentary is about a group of Christians, the Holy Rollers, that took the casinos for 3.5 million dollars. Myself, by comparison, I’ve accumulated a relatively paltry sum of $30,000 or so over the years. I’ve been tossed Read More…
“Unfortunately, all of these traditional definitions lack aspects that even non-specialists recognize as being essential attributes of information.”
Engineers can be … unemployed? (Yes, with qualifications.) “Unwelcome speech” banned at University of Montana Medical student loans: Debt relief for working in underserved areas? The stomp Jesus prof has his old job back Is government promotion of science (higher) education a bad idea? (A surprising source weighs in.) Enjoy!
“Information is information, neither matter nor energy.” But then the puzzles start.
Oh dear, where IS that Kevin Padian when we need him? In what sense are modern mammals “more evolved” than modern reptiles?
The “Great Unconformity”
The origin of life is the most vexing problem facing contemporary science. Agree? Disagree?
“just one of several “biologically inspired” robot explorers under test, including robot insects.”