From science fiction writer Vox Day at Vox Popoli, responding to Fred Reed,
Fred has landed on precisely the aspect of evolutionary theory that made me into a strong TE(p)NSBMGDaGF skeptic. What many people who have not thought seriously about the issue don’t realize is that biologists are literally so stupid, and so innumerate, and so illogical, that they don’t understand the problems that quantification creates for their many unfounded assumptions.
We will pass over the further things that Mr. Day has to say about biologists as “confused” and “least intelligent of the STEM field graduates,” as you can read that for yourself at his blog. But then:
For example, it is particularly amusing to note that I have encountered people who sneer at the idea of intelligent design while simultaneously admitting to being philosophically open to the idea that the world is some sort of digital simulation. I can’t even bring myself to point out to them that if the world is a digital simulation, this strongly implies that the intelligent design crowd was correct all along. More.
Well, if a computer sim is not designed, what on earth is? And the idea that the universe as computer sim does have a reputable following:
Neil deGrasse Tyson bombshell: Universe likely just computer sim
Rob Sheldon on our universe as a massive computer sim
Physicists hope to test whether we live in a computer sim
Also: Is the evolution debate becoming “much more civil and thoughtful”? Columnist Fred Reed has noticed a change in the past decade