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Settlement in Louisiana lawsuit

There is a settlement in a Louisiana case centering on a sixth-grade teacher's advocacy of creationism.

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Maybe if We Throw Enough Models at the Origin of Life...

"Solutions ... dependent on 'if pigs could fly' hypothetical chemistry are unlikely to help." Denyse O'Leary
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 13:31
Post by NoName
Worse, it is recognized as not science.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:17
Post by didymos
Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 16 2014,04:11)I'm already well enough recognized for my science work...
Gary, not only are you not recognized for your "science work", your work is not recognized as science.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 12:15
Post by NoName
Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 16 2014,07:11)...
I'm already well enough recognized for my science work, …


Are you sure?  Laughing and pointing is hardly what the sane amongst us would count as 'well enough recognized'.
Odd that you remain unable to identify a single scientist who takes your work even remotely seriously.
Or is the 'positive recognition' the absurd coding award from 5 voters?

Quote ...
I do not want to dwell on your need to get the philosophical results you wanted using a “natural selection” variable that eliminates all the intelligence required to create real living things from your models. It's no surprise your algorithms only go where the “Natural Selection” variable is set to go, instead of controlled by a trinity of intelligence levels going where they together want to go, and can learn to stay warm using camp-fire then later invent electric space heaters and other climate control systems for even in outer space. The eldest intelligence level is said to be at least trillions of years old. ...
Theologically speaking I'm not saying anything new. It's more like science finally figures out what religion has right along believed was somehow true. For you though it's a major paradigm shift, you'll just have to get used to...
More absurd swill from the world's foremost effluent generator.

No one in their right mind codes a 'natural selection' variable in a simulation.  NS is a process, not a state.
That you persist in this elementary error is more than sufficient evidence that you simply do not understand evolutionary theory in the slightest.

As to a 'trinity of intelligence levels', well, that asserts facts not in evidence as we continue to point out.
You are unable to say what intelligence is -- you lack an operational definition at each of your three 'levels'.
You contradict yourself on the reality of the alleged 'bottom' level of 'molecular intelligence'.
You are unable to show reciprocal causation between any of the levels; that you continue to assert it does not in any way count as showing it.

Who says that anything is 'at least trillions of years old'?  That's worse than absurd, given that the universe is not even a tenth of a trillion years old.  Your physics and astronomy are seen to be as bad, as ill-informed and confused, as your biology.

As to your claim "Theologically speaking I'm not saying anything new", well, you would have been correct if you had stopped one word short of where you did.  Congratulations on composing a sentence that is concise and direct, but as far as content goes, it is as mad as everything else you post.

You haven't shifted anyone's paradigm,  you haven't presented a new paradigm, you haven't shown how your "paradigm" has greater explanatory power, coherence, and cohesion than the existing models, nor have you shown a single flaw in the existing models -- physics, chemistry, and biology are all entirely untouched by your effluent.

So there really isn't anything we have to 'get used to'.
You, however, need to get used to being a crank -- and get used to be seen as a crank for that seems to be the outcome of the entirety of your careening progress across the net.

You're a loon, Gary.
A loser, a poseur, a deluded crank who has thrown away his life on a quest that doesn't even rise to the level of the quixotic.  You have managed to find a level of meaninglessness lower than the dadaists.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 11:59
Post by NoName
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 16 2014,01:57) Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 15 2014,11:04)Still though, it has been a great way to connect with AI and cognitive experts, who are working on the same core scientific problems.
Weaponizing boredom?
POTW
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 11:11
Post by GaryGaulin
Quote (N.Wells @ Mar. 15 2014,07:54)Gary finds a buddy:
http://www.kurzweilai.net/forums.....-619870

Gary, if you could keep your description to something along the lines of that hippocampus paragraph you just posted (only rewritten in halfway decent English) and restrain yourself from mentioning any of the unsupported and unsupportable crap that marks you as a loon (claiming that your model has anything to do with the origins of intelligence, reference to fractals without supporting equations, showing your feedback levels diagram, defining humans in a way that includes silky marmosets, and generally talking about ID theory, molecular intelligence, supposed problems with natural selection, salmon defending their young, and so on and so forth), then you might stand a reasonable chance of bamboozling a few harried reviewers and double-talking your way through to an Allen grant on the premise of modelling brain architecture requirements necessary to perform primitive behaviors such as simple foraging.  However, given your nature, you will be able to do that only after the pope gets married amidst a swarm of flying pigs in a frozen-over Hell and fisherman and politicians stop lying.

I was going to propose a contest along the lines of "Gary's genius will be recognized when ..........", because the world needs some fresh metaphors for impossibility.  However, that may be a backward approach, because for anyone who knows about Gary the ultimate adynaton might be "When the world recognizes Gaulin's genius".
I'm already well enough recognized for my science work, thank you, and I do not want to go in circles with your dizzying semantics where a nest-full of developing young that salmon parents defend are not their young.

Also, the IDLab model is now demonstrating “place avoidance” skills in an arena where neuroscientists can also watch AI's only “foraging” get sizzled trying to compete against a model that has temporal Grid Border and Place Cell internal world model in its confidence circuitry. The critter's origin is accounted for in the Theory of Intelligent Design (unnecessary Cambrian Explosion detail that became problematic was made gone by being precise by using theory specific phrase for that developmental level) gets into biological detail not yet technologically possible to model, where scientists understand why that is not include in this one that only has to get that part of the multicellular intelligence level right. It's a new benchmark, for AI, that's like from hell for models you would believe are intelligent just to use them as evidence to support your oversimplified world view, I love to complicate.

I do not want to dwell on your need to get the philosophical results you wanted using a “natural selection” variable that eliminates all the intelligence required to create real living things from your models. It's no surprise your algorithms only go where the “Natural Selection” variable is set to go, instead of controlled by a trinity of intelligence levels going where they together want to go, and can learn to stay warm using camp-fire then later invent electric space heaters and other climate control systems for even in outer space. The eldest intelligence level is said to be at least trillions of years old. Phylogenetics related sciences are now trying to read their mind to find out what they recall having happened, since having been created by more algorithmically precise “all knowing” forces that do not have to be intelligent to exist as matter producing consciousness.

Theologically speaking I'm not saying anything new. It's more like science finally figures out what religion has right along believed was somehow true. For you though it's a major paradigm shift, you'll just have to get used to...
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 11:07
Post by didymos
Quote (DiEb @ Mar. 16 2014,03:19) Quote (socle @ Mar. 16 2014,02:33)The NY Times has published a link to what appears to be the youtube account of the MH370 pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah.  Zaharie's subscriptions include the channels of the Richard Dawkins Foundation and Tim Minchin and he has liked other atheism-related content.

Will Barry Arrington and KF be able to restrain themselves from speculating on the matter until the facts are known?
What are you talking about?
The pilot of the missing flight was apparently a godless materialist.  Barry loves to blame any tragedy he can on such people.  Thus the question: will he go there this time?
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:21
Post by DiEb
Quote (Learned Hand @ Mar. 15 2014,08:16)What a coincidence, I stopped by to mention that I just got back from the first day of the REASONS conference. I heard Dembski and Meyer speak, and spoke a bit to Dembski afterwards. I probably won't have time to write it up for a couple of days, but it was interesting.
I'd love to read your essay. When and where will you publish it?
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 10:19
Post by DiEb
Quote (socle @ Mar. 16 2014,02:33)The NY Times has published a link to what appears to be the youtube account of the MH370 pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah.  Zaharie's subscriptions include the channels of the Richard Dawkins Foundation and Tim Minchin and he has liked other atheism-related content.

Will Barry Arrington and KF be able to restrain themselves from speculating on the matter until the facts are known?
What are you talking about?
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:40
Post by Driver
Quote (khan @ Mar. 16 2014,00:31)TC; DR

Too crazy...
What do you mean?

Quote As I will explain in a future article, the false Jews, or the "synagogue of Satan", represent the church of Laodicea, which I interpret to symbolize the cerebellum, a supervised sensorimotor mechanism used for routine or automated tasks. The cerebellum receives sensory signals only from rich sensors.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 09:25
Post by Driver
Quote (Ptaylor @ Mar. 16 2014,07:40)In a conversation about mitochondrial Eve, PaV decides he has a good reason to excuse himself from responding to anything wd400 might have to say:
  Quote wd400:

From what I know, aren’t you about 30? That means you were what, ten years old when all this was going on, while I was in my forties. Do you want me to deny reality? Is that what you’re asking me?

It was in the papers. It was a topic of discussion. I remember it vividly. I waited expectantly for their results exactly because if there were multiple origins of “Eve” this would prove troubling. And then they were surprised when it turned out that there was only ‘one’ Eve. I remember all of this very well. We’re not in a communist state, yet; so I’m in no way going to deny reality.

Unless you’re older than forty, I’m not going to accept a word you say. Darwinists, like Communists, rewrite history to please themselves. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, wd400.
...
Also note the communism references - Tea party much, PaV?
UD link
You know someone has no reply when all they have left is ageism.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-16 06:40
Post by Ptaylor
In a conversation about mitochondrial Eve, PaV decides he has a good reason to excuse himself from responding to anything wd400 might have to say:
  Quote wd400:

From what I know, aren’t you about 30? That means you were what, ten years old when all this was going on, while I was in my forties. Do you want me to deny reality? Is that what you’re asking me?

It was in the papers. It was a topic of discussion. I remember it vividly. I waited expectantly for their results exactly because if there were multiple origins of “Eve” this would prove troubling. And then they were surprised when it turned out that there was only ‘one’ Eve. I remember all of this very well. We’re not in a communist state, yet; so I’m in no way going to deny reality.

Unless you’re older than forty, I’m not going to accept a word you say. Darwinists, like Communists, rewrite history to please themselves. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, wd400.
...
Also note the communism references - Tea party much, PaV?
UD link
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Molecular Data Wreak Havoc on the Tree of Life

ID the Future - Sat, 2014-03-15 12:11
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, hear about a recent article in the science magazine Nautilus (Evolution, You're Drunk: DNA studies topple the ladder of complexity) that shows animal phylogenetic trees conflicting sharply with genetic data....
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New Scientific Volume 'Intelligible Design' Features Scholars Debating Design in Nature

ID the Future - Sat, 2014-03-15 12:11
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin gives his review of a new scientific volume containing works that both advocate for and thoughtfully criticize intelligent design. Hear about the book's philosophical, historical, mathematical, and scientific...
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Has Discovery Institute Admitted that Intelligent Design Is Religion?

University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne has had a lot to say over the past year about Indiana's Ball State University. Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
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At Ball State University, the Intelligent Design Speech-Ban Story Is Heating Up

Subsidiary matters aside, it's vital to keep in mind the main point here. This is an enormous scandal for free speech in academia. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Formation Flight is a V for Victorious Design

Birds are better mathematicians than we knew. Their on-board computers achieve "astounding" efficiency in flight. Evolution News & Views
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Clueless in Toronto

A lot of published science is so dodgy with data and logic that if it were a financial prospectus the authors would be prosecuted by securities authorities. Michael Egnor
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The Next Generation Science Standards: State of the States

The statehouse in Wyoming is hardly alone in taking this matter seriously. Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
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