Category: Conservation of Information
|February 3, 2018||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, brains and computation vs contemplation, Computing, AI, Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Conservation of Information, Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization, Humor, UD Guest Posts|
Sometimes a comment is too good to leave there in the combox. So: LM, 2 in the AI intelligent agency thread: >>It brought to mind the evolution of AI. It all began with lightning (electrons) striking rocks (silicon) for billions of years (might a nearby warm pond be helpful?) until now we have the delicate […]
|February 2, 2018||Posted by kairosfocus under Back to Basics of ID, Computing, AI, Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Conservation of Information, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, ID, Informatics, thermodynamics and information|
In his well-known work, No Free Lunch, p. 11, ID Researcher William A Dembski has illustrated the search challenge concept in terms of an arrow hitting a target amidst a reference class of possibilities. In so doing, he reaches back to the statistical mechanical and mathematical concept of a phase space “cut down” to address […]
UD participant Upright Biped (of Complexity Cafe U/D: Biosemiosis) has commented recently in the what is knowledge thread, replying to frequent objector CR by summarising key aspects of the role of information systems in observed cell based life. His remarks are well worth headlining: __________________ UB, 195: >>We can start by summarizing the core physical […]
. . . here (at 194) in his amazing engineering thread as he responds to Dionisio: >>Dionisio: Thank you for summarizing that interesting discussion. I will summarize it even more. 1) Nobody knows how morphogenesis is controlled and guided. 2) Moran is no exception to that. 3) “Experts” are no exception to that. 4) However, […]
|February 4, 2016||Posted by DLH under Conservation of Information, Darwinism, Evolution, Genetics, Human evolution, Society, Tree of life|
Error found in study of first ancient African genome “Finding that much of Africa has Eurasian ancestry was mistaken.” . . .
|April 30, 2015||Posted by Winston Ewert under Conservation of Information, Intelligent Design|
Recently, Aurelio Smith had a guest publication here at Uncommon Descent entitled Signal to Noise: A Critical Analysis of Active Information. Most of the post is taken up by a recounting of the history of active information. He also quotes the criticisms of Felsentein and English which have responded to at Evolution News and Views: These Critics […]
|April 23, 2015||Posted by johnnyb under Conservation of Information, Evolution, Intelligent Design, UD Guest Posts|
The following is a guest post by Aurelio Smith. I have invited him to present a critique of Active Information in a more prominent place at UD so we can have a good discussion of Active Information’s strengths and weaknesses. The rest of this post is his.
|October 13, 2014||Posted by News under Conservation of Information, Informatics, Intelligent Design|
One hopes that further critical review of Marks and Dembski’s papers focuses on the issues at hand.
|September 30, 2014||Posted by News under Conservation of Information, News|
So … if this is correct … Darwinism isn’t so much wrong as impossible.
|July 31, 2014||Posted by DLH under Biophysics, Cell biology, Conservation of Information, Darwinism, Entropy, extinction, Genetics, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Natural selection|
Mutations are used to explain evolution but also cause cancer. Biologists have discovered conditions for multiple mutations. Can we therefore infer that evolution via mutations is more likely? or that enhanced mutations will cause faster species degradation and extinction? Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations DNA mutations—long known to fuel cancer as well as […]
|July 9, 2014||Posted by News under Conservation of Information|
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|July 9, 2014||Posted by News under Conservation of Information, News|
Dembski: Natural selection cannot create the information that enables evolution to be successful, but at best redistributes already existing information.