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|June 14, 2013||Posted by News under Intelligent Design|
Proceedings of the Symposium
Cornell University, USA, 31 May – 3 June 2011
edited by: Robert J Marks II (Baylor University, USA) edited by: Michael J Behe (Lehigh University, USA) edited by: William A Dembski (Discovery Institute, USA) edited by: Bruce L Gordon (Houston Baptist University, USA) edited by: John C Sanford (Cornell University, USA)
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In the interest of discussing the data and the evidence, could we have posts on various articles of the book? I’d be quite interested in a thread on Chapter 1.1.2 “A General Theory of Information Cost Incurred by Successful Search” by William A. Dembski, Winston Ewert and Robert J. Marks II.
I hope that the authors are still reading this blog: this way, we could have a productive discussion, and perhaps some questions could be answered by the people involved!
And for the sake of a swift exchange of ideas: could someone please release me from the moderation queue?
OT: Got to love it, In the new Superman movie released this weekend, “Man Of Steel”, the arch villains are played by neo-Darwinists!
In Man of Steel, Superman Is Pursued by Darwinian Bad Guys – w/trailer
OT: podcast – Intelligent Design and Superman: Lessons from the New Movie “Man of Steel”
From the podcast we can also conclude that the villains use genetic engineering to design life. So they are both: neo-darwinists and intelligent designers.
“So they are both: neo-darwinists and intelligent designers.”
i.e. severely confused neo-Darwinists!! ,,, But doesn’t that pretty much go without saying?
But only notionally intelligent, intelligent designers…
^^ It’s a fantasy movie. In their universe evolution might be true; and in this case they are obviously not so confused.
So in a fantasy universe where it is given that nothing is really real then evolution might be true? And then by this concession you argue that the neo-Darwinists are not confused in this case? And your overall point being???
JW, in talking about ‘possible universes’ (‘possible worlds’ in philosophical parlance) in which perhaps men leap over buildings in a single bound and are more powerful than a locmotive, it is interesting to note that Atheists have conceded the necessary premise to the ontological argument in their appeal to a multiverse (an infinity of possible worlds) to ‘explain away’ the fine tuning of this universe we live in, thus making the probability of the existence of God 100%:
The materialist/atheist, without realizing it, in his appeal to an infinity of possible worlds to explain away the fine tuning of this one, ends up conceding the necessary premise to the ontological argument and thus guarantees the success of the argument and thus insures the 100% probability of God’s existence!
I like the concluding comment about the ontological argument from the following Dr. Plantinga video:
And as weird as it may sound, this following video refines the Ontological argument into a proof that, because of the characteristic of ‘maximally great love’, God must exist in more than one person:
More technically oriented refutations of the multiverse are here:
This following video deals with many of the technical objections that atheists/materialists have tried to raise to the ontological argument:
The Ontological Argument (The Introduction) – video
If you’re talking about possible universes in the context of Superman, remember that the DC multiverse still exists. Readers of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will understand.
Obviously the villains of this movie are not confused about the truth of neo-darwinism, if neo-darwinism in their universe is true.
JW, I still fail to see anything above the trivially obvious as to your overall point. i.e. In a fantasy world which is not constrained by any logic, rhyme or reason, in the first place, being ‘not confused’ by obvious logical contradictions is given to the premise of the fantasy world!,,, see, ‘Last Action Hero (1993)’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in which a young movie fan gets thrown into the movie world of his favourite action film character. In the movie the boy could not use logic to prove that he was in a movie for in the fantasy world of movies he was in anything can happen.
‘Last Action Hero (1993)’ – video
Since every conceivable possibility of universe exists, then one exists in which a civilization has developed technology that can destroy the multiverse.
Since we’re still here, there is no multi-verse (of an infinite nature).
I started to discuss “A General Theory of Information Cost Incurred by Successful Search” at my blog – there, I’m not held in moderation