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New footage from the DI summer school:
But are they really educating [quote]the Next Generation of Scientists and Scholars![quote]
According to World Magazine they are rather preaching the choir.
Quote (Freddie @ Feb. 13 2014,08:15)What's up with that picture of Meyer? Looks like he is squeezed into a suit 4x too big for his head ... if I didn't know better i'd say that had been photo-shopped badly!
Wonder what happened to the follow-up on this one:
Quote These translation products, called vector proteins, are functionless unless they form legible Chinese characters, in which case they serve the real
function of writing. This coupling of artificial genetic causation to the real world of language makes evolutionary experimentation possible in a context where innovation can have a richness of variety and a depth of causal complexity that at least hints at what is needed to explain the complexity of bacterial proteomes. In order for this possibility to be realized, we here provide a complete Stylus genome as an experimental starting point.
Kinda goofy, but they built a 70,000 word genome. Not a small amount of work. This was done and written up by May 2011. And then, did they try to 'evolve' it?
1) They did, it works, shhh....
2) DI gets into a fight: providing a fitness landscape is "smuggling information" in even though that is exactly what the environment does in evolution, crap our analogy defeats our point...shh
3) The Chinese speaker bailed
4) The bug evolved into the prolific writings of VJTorley, translated and dumped onto UD for us.
Quote (Freddie @ Feb. 12 2014,15:38)So glad this thread has gone active again ... super pictures these past few days. Living here in the South of England, there's not much opportunity to get out right now unless you have a boat and like taking pictures of lakes.
I bought myself a Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens for Christmas, with an OEM ring flash (not an LED knock-off) so i've been playing around with that combination learning how to take macro shots.
All of these are handheld at 1/200th with the flash, most I think are between f11 and f22 to get some decent depth given that the macro lens has an extremely shallow DoF at f8 and below. This all makes for a challenge, of course. I've now got a monopod coming in the post (by canoe, probably) just to hopefully increase the 'good' shot ratio. Also ordered a macro slider so I can try out some focus stacked shots with my tripod.
These couple are from a frosty morning in early January.
Cool macros Freddie! I'm thinking about getting a similar lens myself. You've definitely got me thinking about it again with these!
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Feb. 12 2014,13:26)Yeah, it's been cold here too!
Eastern Screech-owl, pondering the 12 inches of snow under its roost
Yellow-rumped Warbler, looking at the icy water in the bird bath.
Wow! Nice David! I can't get a good close shot of our Yellow-Rumped Warbler like that. She won't come close enough to me.
And I really like the Screech Owl!
Quote (sparc @ Feb. 13 2014,00:16)No new articles. Still, D. Klinghoffer is celbrating Bio-Complexity's 4th birthday
[mibad--meant to reply but hit Edit instead. -Steve]
Quote Happy Darwin Day! To Celebrate, Go Review Four Years of BIO-Complexity
David Klinghoffer February 12, 2014 3:34 AM
Why not? It sure won't take long
Twitter = crack cocaine for trolls & a sink hole for ID rubes.
good luck to them
If you are wondering where those boat loads of cartel $ are ending up ask those bill shredders and launderers on Wall St.
What's up with that picture of Meyer? Looks like he is squeezed into a suit 4x too big for his head ... if I didn't know better i'd say that had been photo-shopped badly!
Or if not a byte, then a couple of nibbles...
Quote (Henry J @ Feb. 10 2014,10:13)Then feed it! :p
Give it a byte to eat ...
Here's both Google and Dyson splurging good money (NOT public money!) on robotic intelligence, especially vision.
Why don't you offer them your insights, eh? You could be King of the Lab!
Quote (sparc @ Feb. 10 2014,02:42)You may want to reply to Klinkenstein via Twitter
Done. I wonder if he'll block me.
It won't work, my irony meter is a heavy-duty German contruction. I bought it second-hand after the 2006 world cup - the German police had been using it as a sarcasm meter to monitor English fans.
BTW, Denys is on twitter as well.
Be sure to inactivate your ironymeters and wear full TARD protection:
You may want to reply to Klinkenstein via Twitter
And the winner of Censor of the Year is...(drumroll)...
Quote In 2013, Coyne was instrumental in pushing Ball State University in Indiana to formally ban teaching about the scientific theory of intelligent design (ID). The move represents a milestone in the drive to punish critics of Darwinian theory.
Well done, topsy-turvyland people, but please don't stop there; who gets the 2014 Casey Luskin award?
Quote (Driver @ Feb. 09 2014,05:17)- LET'S DO SCIENCE!
- Right on!
- Science! Science!
- We should do it!
- AYE! AYE!
- That's a great idea Joe. Really great. Now, apart from Joe, does anyone have an idea for an experiment?
- We should have a discussion!
- A DISCUSSION!
- About doing science?
- Well I was thinking first we discuss how best to discuss the discussion about doing science.
- RIGHT ON!
- NOW WE ARE ROLLING
Along comes Granville Sewell to save the day with an experiment that shows if you keep a chihuahua in a lead lined box it will die. Therefore Jesus. I mean ID. ID Science.