Next up in the Engineering and Metaphysics conference lineup is Eric Holloway’s talk on using ID concepts in engineering to solve problems. Holloway did an experiment to see whether or not he could garnish more information about a search space from an agent than from a machine. His results were lackluster (for a variety of reasons, not least of which that he couldn’t tell for sure if his subjects were machines or humans), but I think that his approach is quite worthwhile, and worth taking a look at. I think we’ll see a lot more from Holloway in the future, and I think up-and-coming ID’ers could learn a lot from his experimental approach. I think with some improvements his basic outline will become foundational to experimental and applied ID work. This is discussed at length in the Q&A on the video.
Also, while I will probably also highly posts from his blog separately as I have time, you should know that he has an excellent blog – Applied Intelligent Design.
Finally, if you have trouble with the video, the direct link to YouTube is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwRT-32IS2E.