How to figure out information content of an object
Anti-IDists think their ignorance is meaningful discourse.
They refuse to understand Intelligent Design concepts and refuse to tell us the process or processes used to determine the observed design is only illusory.
Even if I hold their hand through the process they get all belligerent and shit.
So let me explain-
The causal tie between an artifact and its intended character -- or, strictly speaking, between an artifact and its author's productive intention -- is constituted by an author's actions, that is, by his work on the object.- Artifact
It is obvious by reading my post on Measuring Information/ specified complexity, that I am talking about reproducing the ACTIONS of the designer(s) in order to get a representation of the information the designer(s) imparted onto/ into their design.
One way of figuring out how much information it contains is to figure out how (the simplest way) to make it.
Data collection and compression. (six sigma DMAIC- define, measure, analyze, improve, control)
A recipe is nothing more than a capturing of actions. The baker is the artist, the cake is the art.
That said there isn't any need to get an exact number as that is irrelevent- it is irrelevent because all we are trying to do is determine whether or not agency involvement is required.
Therefor all we need to do is determine if CSI is present or not as the presence of CSI is evidence for design.
And to refute that inference all the doubters have to do is show that CSI can arise without agency involvement.
That is where the EF comes in-
Negative, ignorance-laiden complaints about ID do not help make the case for their position.
However seeing that they cannot provide positive evidence for their position all they can do is to attack ID with their ignorance.
And that alone is funny as hell...