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No I haven't. I am responding to "off topic" post #6 above. bFast
bFast #16 - you've accidently posted your comment in the wrong thread! Logica
Heinrich, as a software developer let me take this one on. Your article divides the functions of e-coli's code and Linux's into three categories: Master regulators, middle managers, and workhorses. It then goes to show that the balance between these categories is different between Linux and e-coli. Please note that this study is the fact that the functions of e-coli can be categorized with the same categories that are used by human produced computer programs. The only difference found between the two has to do with the proportions of functionality that belongs in each category. Please also note that there are no heuristics produced indicating the range of values that are seen in human produced computer programs. I strongly suspect that an analysis of an old cobol program would produce very different results. Consider, Heinrich, what would happen if you asked the researcher to compare the functionality used to build a crystal to that of Linux. He would say that it couldn't be done, that crystal development is not done that way, that the request is simply non-sequitur. It is in this reality -- that e-coli consists of functions that can be categorized in the same way as human produced computer programs that causes software developers like myself and Gil to believe that the code is produced in a similar fashion, by intelligence. bFast
zeroseven, Yep, more crazy than a talking parrot too. Clive Hayden
ECM said: I read the other day that people like this are known as “watermelons”: green on the outside, red (for communism) on the inside. I’d also state that the next time someone tells me Christians et al are nuts for believing in God, I’ll have to show them real crazy like this for ‘balance’.
I think this is a very needed point. There are whackos associated with every and all movements. This must be screamed from the hilltops as loudly as possible whenever someone insists that the fringe elements on the lips of the bell curve are more representative than the people who occupy the top part of said curve. dennis grey
more crazy than a talking snake? zeroseven
Francis Schaeffer wrote a book on Christian Ecology -- it is very good and speaks to this sort of sad nonsense. NZer
I read the other day that people like this are known as "watermelons": green on the outside, red (for communism) on the inside. I'd also state that the next time someone tells me Christians et al are nuts for believing in God, I'll have to show them real crazy like this for 'balance'. ECM
"And you have praised the gods of ... wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know, but the God in whose hand is your breath, and whose are all your ways, you have not honored." Daniel 5:23 "They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen." Romans 1:25 lars
When a logger cuts down a replaceable tree that feels no pain, these eco wackos console their wooden friends with words of love, weeping and wailing to show their compassion. When an abortionist dismembers an irreplaceable baby that is suffering the pains of hell, they abandon compassion, clench their fists in triumphant stupidity, and shout “Yes-s-s!!!” StephenB
When I saw this the following quote from Chesterton came to mind: "When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything" above
Off topic: Here is a new Christian group who has some fairly good but raw talent: Again" - Flyleaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN0FFK8JSYE bornagain77
Apologies for being off-topic, but people at UD often claim a great similarity between living organisms and computer code. But Karl Zimmer has just blogged about a paper that shows that they are organised differently. Obviously, I'd be interested to see what the regulars around here think of this. Now you can get back to your normal programming. Heinrich
How ironic considering what a sincere cry out to the True Rock can yield (and no, I don't mean Dwayne Johnson). These people need prayer. The spiritual deception here breaks the needle off of the 'ridiculous' meter at the high mark. While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. ...the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. (Daniel 2:34,44b) Apollos
WOW…those people know there’s CHILDREN dying in this world, don’t they??? God help us.
You could say that to all of us arguing here. In 2008, a CDC report indicated that the U.S. placed 34th in the world in infant mortality rate. The total cost to the U.S. economy of the illegal adventure in Iraq is estimated at $3 trillion (3 million millions of dollars). God forgive U.S. Sooner Emeritus
My favorite comment is: "Bring me to this rock that has the most incredible life." Of course, for the materialist/Darwinist, this is literally true, because rocks (dead stuff) spontaneously generated life. I call this "rocks to Rachmaninoff" theology. GilDodgen
you know the really scary thing is that you can't tell if it's parody or not, because the whole 'green' thing has become a kind of parody of itself. It's the same thing when you read some way-out rabid extreme left conspiracy-laden hateful political commentary, that is so off-the-charts that you think it's somebody indulging in parody, and sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. There really is often no way to tell. If only the 'green revolution' types were genuine environmentalists, that would be great, but they are not. Earth Day embodies everything that is wrong with the pseudo-greens - pseudoscience, sentimentality, superficiality, meaningless rote 'tributes' to the earth, no substance to it at all. Back in the 60s and even early 70s there was a genuine progressiveness to the burgeoning environmentalist and conservationist movement that then totally lost its way, as we see now. It is now part of the problem. There are still conservationists and ecologists out there doing real unappreciated difficult work in all parts of the world, often at considerable risk and discomfort. They are not the ones blabbering on about earth day, they just roll their eyes at this kind of nonsense. However they don't get any attention, they are not feted by the media unlike Al the Goracle. People don't even know their names. So it goes. zephyr
WOW...those people know there's CHILDREN dying in this world, don't they??? God help us. Blue_Savannah

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