FEA = finite element analysis
PR = Poisson’s Ratio
E = Young’s modulus
Ro = mass density
EOS = equation of state
Darwinian computer simulationists have no idea what I’m talking about, but they should.
A thorough understanding of FEA, PR, E, Ro, and EOS is a prerequisite for any computer-simulationist who hopes to have any confidence that his computer simulation will have any validity concerning the real world (and this just concerns transient, dynamic, nonlinear mechanical systems — nothing that even approaches, by countless orders of magnitude, the complexity, sophistication, and functional integration of biological systems).
Even with all of my understanding and years of experience, I would never expect anyone to accept the results of one of my FEA computer simulations without empirical verification. However, with a consistent track record of validated simulations within a highly prescribed domain (which I have) I can at least save much wasted effort pursuing what the simulations suggest will not work.
It is for this reason, and many others, that I consider Darwinism to be not just pseudoscience, but perhaps the quintessential example of junk science since the advent of the scientific method and rational inquiry concerning how things really work in the real world.
Darwinists have no idea what rigorous standards are required in the rest of the legitimate engineering and science world, and how they have been given an illegitimate pass concerning empirical or even rational justification of their claims.