“Dembski says he stands by that work and his early contributions to intelligent design theory, but adds that he has learned a lot more in the intervening years…”
Tag: William Dembski
At Evolution News: Rosenhouse’s Whoppers: The Environment as a Source of Information
William Dembski writes: I am responding again to Jason Rosenhouse about his book The Failures of Mathematical Anti-Evolutionism. See my earlier posts here and here. In Rosenhouse’s book, he claims that “natural selection serves as a conduit for transmitting environmental information into the genomes of organisms.” (p. 215) I addressed this claim briefly in my review, indicating that conservation of Read More…
At Evolution News: An Evolutionary Mathematician Flunks Biology
Arguments and counter-arguments serve a purpose in arriving at a truthful conclusion. But what if one side jumps ship when the waves of counter-argument are unassailable?
At Evolution News: Conservation of Information — The Theorems
William Dembski: “And no, Darwinian evolution cannot, according to the conservation of information theorems, create information from scratch.”
At Evolution News: Conservation of Information — The Idea
The importance of “conservation of information” can’t be overstated. The inability of nature to ratchet up information by any natural process in the universe is a hardwired property of the way the universe works.
At Evolution News: From Darwinists, a Shift in Tone on Nanomachines
Unfortunately for Darwinists, irreducible complexity raises real doubts about Darwinism in people’s minds. Rising to the challenge, Darwinists are doing what must be done to control the damage.
Did someone mention Bill Dembski’s Being as Communion?
Tucker’s dilemma is easier to interpret if we keep in mind something Bill Dembski stressed in Being as Communion (2014) about the nature of information: it is connective, not causal, and using it wisely is an act of the will.
Steve Meyer on the logic of design detection
A great deal has been invested in not understanding something as simple and obvious as the design inference. That’s powerful evidence that it is an important insight.
Dembski: Is truth just what your peers will let you get away with saying?
He argues, sound, logical thinking is NOT the norm. Many people, anxious to remain in good standing with leaders and influencers, live quite happily with incoherence and inconsistencies.
Bill Dembski offers some thoughts on the current state of Christian apologetics
Dembski: I say Christian apologetics needs to be expanded and upgraded rather than reconceptualized or reimagined.
At YouTube: William Dembski: Gauging the Success of Intelligent Design
Mathematician and philosopher William A. Dembski explains the theory of intelligent design and examines its successes and challenges over the past decades. (2021)
Design inference: AI, ID, and detecting deceit
The next iterations of science fraud will employ machine learning trained on enough of the internet to avoid obvious goofs. We will need better, more sophisticated methods.
New Video Presentation on YouTube: Intelligent Design & Scientific Conservatism
I have recently posted a new video on my Intelligent Design YouTube channel. In this video I discuss several areas in the philosophy of science and modern evolutionary biology, and their relationship to ID. These thoughts were prompted initially by an interesting paper by philosopher of science Jeffrey Koperski ‘Two Bad Ways to Attack Intelligent Read More…
ID theorists were right about junk DNA. Now here is an ID prediction about CRISPR gene editing
William Dembski: The big question, then, is whether CRISPR gene editing will allow for huge improvements of human and other animal forms via genetic enhancements. My prediction is that it won’t. Specifically, I predict that attempted enhancements of the human germ line using CRISPR gene editing will (1) quickly hit an “enhancement boundary” beyond which enhancements are no longer feasible and (2) prove self-canceling in the sense that intended benefits will be undone by unintended deficits.
Video Presentation: Why the Debate Over Intelligent Design Really Matters
I have recently posted a new video presentation on my YouTube channel. In the video I talk about some of the reasons why I think the debate over Intelligent Design and biological origins is of great significance. Aside from just being a fascinating area, it has many implications in several areas of life. This video, Read More…