Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More Ignorance from TSZ

A poster named Rumraket is a special type of TARD. It now spews that genetic algorithms model natural selection.
The method has been used to design things like windmill propellers, aircraft wings, spacecraft antennae and who knows what else.
See for example this link where a Darwinian algorithm was used to evolve a very efficient spacecraft antenna design:
Or here where a similar process was used to evolve a very efficient aircraft design: Parametric Study of a Genetic Algorithm using a Aircraft Design Optimization Problem.
So human designers DO apply the natural selection method, because it IS feasible.
Except that is all wrong. Those algorithms have pre-specified goals and are given the coding and resources to reach those goals. Natural selection doesn't have any goals beyond survival or elimination. All of those algorithms are intelligently designed to produce specific results. Natural selection isn't like that at all. The antenna algorithm was going to produce the antenna is was designed to produce and nothing else.

Genetic algorithms are clearly a case of evolution by means of intelligent design. Only a desperate and willfully ignorant person would say they apply the natural selection method.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

John Harshman and Bird Kinds

John Harshman on Birds and Kinds

I ask one simple question to begin the discussion: how many different kinds of birds are there? (It should be obvious why I chose birds, but the choice was, from a scientific standpoint, arbitrary.) As a followup, how can you tell? If there are indeed separately created kinds, I would think the divisions would be obvious. Would you agree, and why or why not?

1- No one knows- that is what science is for to help make that determination

2- Body plans and feather type would be a start

3- The divisions could be obvious if you know what you are looking for but given convergence they could be a little blurry

Here’s my answer: 1; all birds belong to the same kind. In fact they form an infinitesimal fraction of a kind, since all life on earth is related. We have discussed the evidence many times here: nested hierarchy, etc. There are no joints at which kinds can easily be carved.

You cannot support your answer. A nested hierarchy is not evidence for Common Descent but is evidence for a Common Design. You are sadly mistaken. And flightless birds and birds of flight is an obvious joint at which kinds can be easily carved.

But all that is moot as John doesn't even have a mechanism for producing birds- he is stuck with populations of prokaryotes. 

Atheism Doubles (Gen Z) but Could be a Problem for Evolutionism

It looks like generation Z is choosing atheism over religion. But:
Nearly half of teens, on par with Millennials, say “I need factual evidence to support my beliefs” (46%)
If that is true then that 46% should be very skeptical about the evidence-free evolutionism. Hopefully they pound their teachers with questions the teachers cannot answer- like how can we test the claim that natural selection is a designer mimic? Or how can we test the claim that vision systems evolved via blind and mindless processes?

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

Monday, February 12, 2018

How I beat the Flu Every Year without a Flu Shot

I don't get flu shots and I don't get the flu. How do I do it?

First off I keep my immune system strong by consuming several different anti-oxidants, including vitamins C and E. I take NAC to boost my serum glutathione, which is a powerful anti-oxidant.

Second I boost my immune system with daily doses of warm lemon/ honey water and apple cider vinegar. Fresh squeezed lemon juice, raw honey and pure water (not tap).

Vitamin D is also crucial for a strong immune system. I make sure I take 4,000 IUs/ day with my Omega fats.

Zinc is another necessary ingredient. 45-60 mg during flu season spread throughout the day.

I take daily doses of "Cell Power" as directed.

I take "emergen-C" when I think I may have come in contact with contaminated people.

Putting H2O2 drops in the ears also works if you catch the sickness in time.

I also wash my hands constantly, eat right, get my rest and drink plenty of fluids. It helps to take a shower after coming home from work, shopping or just being around other people who are sick.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Once Contrary to Expectations it is now Evidence for the Concept

In 1963 Ernst Mayr, one of the architects of the modern synthesis, had a book published titled "Animal Species and Evolution". In that book Mayr said that we should NOT expect to see deep genetic homology, meaning that genetic homology is restricted to the closest of relatives. However when deep genetic homology was uncovered it somehow became evidence for Common Descent.

The thought was that homologous structures came about via different genetic pathways.

What's up with that?