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Discovery Institute and "information"
« on: July 29, 2013, 03:40:39 PM »
Jeffrey Shallit absolutely kills in this
http://recursed.blogspot.com/2009/10/stephen-meyers-bogus-information-theory.html

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A couple of months ago, I finished a first reading of Stephen Meyer's new book, Signature in the Cell. It was very slow going because there is so much wrong with it, and I tried to take notes on everything that struck me.

Two things struck me as I read it: first, its essential dishonesty, and second, Meyer's significant misunderstandings of information theory. I'll devote a post to the book's many mispresentations another day, and concentrate on information theory today. I'm not a biologist, so I'll leave a detailed discussion of what's wrong with his biology to others.

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Re: Discovery Institute and "information"
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 05:04:15 PM »
Good find, screwtape. I love it when people can explain to me why others are so stupid and I'm so smart.  :)
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