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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

CAKE! Time to Observe More EvoTardgasms

In the post Measuring Information/ specified complexity, I said:
One way of figuring out how much information it (an object) contains is to figure out how (the simplest way) to make it.

Then you write down the procedure without wasting words/ characters and count those bits.

That will give you an idea of the minimal information it contains.

I say that because all the information that goes into making something is therefor contained by it.

And if you already have the instructions and want to measure the information?

Again just count the bits in the instructions.

For example a cake would, at a minimum, contain all the information in the recipe.

Ya see a recipe is a capturing of the actions- information flows from designer to design:
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.- Stanford-Artifact

That simple concept is lost on evotards. What is also lost on evotards is you wouldn't use CSI to determine if an object was designed. To me CSI is only good when you have the bits- no interpretation of actions required. If you just have an object there are other methods to determine how it came to be and humans use them successfully all the time.

Let the evotardgasms begin...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Why Evolutionism does NOT Expect/ Predict A Tree of Life

The theory of evolution does not expect nor predict a tree of life because the theory of evolution is silent on the origin of living organisms and it is the origin that determines how many trees there will be.

(it is a given that basic fact will be lost on evos)

Natural Selection Yields a Wobbling Stability

Chapter IV of prominent geneticist Giuseppe Sermonti's book Why is a Fly Not a Horse? is titled "Wobbling Stability". In that chapter he discusses what I have been talking about in other threads- that populations oscillate. The following is what he has to say which is based on thorough scientific investigation:

Sexuality has brought joy to the world, to the world of the wild beasts, and to the world of flowers, but it has brought an end to evolution. In the lineages of living beings, whenever absent-minded Venus has taken the upper hand, forms have forgotten to make progress. It is only the husbandman that has improved strains, and he has done so by bullying, enslaving, and segregating. All these methods, of course, have made for sad, alienated animals, but they have not resulted in new species. Left to themselves, domesticated breeds would either die out or revert to the wild state—scarcely a commendable model for nature’s progress.

(snip a few paragraphs on peppered moths)

Natural Selection, which indeed occurs in nature (as Bishop Wilberforce, too, was perfectly aware), mainly has the effect of maintaining equilibrium and stability. It eliminates all those that dare depart from the type—the eccentrics and the adventurers and the marginal sort. It is ever adjusting populations, but it does so in each case by bringing them back to the norm. We read in the textbooks that, when environmental conditions change, the selection process may produce a shift in a population’s mean values, by a process known as adaptation. If the climate turns very cold, the cold-adapted beings are favored relative to others.; if it becomes windy, the wind blows away those that are most exposed; if an illness breaks out, those in questionable health will be lost. But all these artful guiles serve their purpose only until the clouds blow away. The species, in fact, is an organic entity, a typical form, which may deviate only to return to the furrow of its destiny; it may wander from the band only to find its proper place by returning to the gang.

Everything that disassembles, upsets proportions or becomes distorted in any way is sooner or later brought back to the type. There has been a tendency to confuse fleeting adjustments with grand destinies, minor shrewdness with signs of the times.

It is true that species may lose something on the way—the mole its eyes, say, and the succulent plant its leaves, never to recover them again. But here we are dealing with unhappy, mutilated species, at the margins of their area of distribution—the extreme and the specialized. These are species with no future; they are not pioneers, but prisoners in nature’s penitentiary.

The point being, that IF it were left to direct scientific observations, evolutionism fails miserably and all that is left is wishful thinking supported by speculation.

All that is left for Zachriel or any other evolutionitwit to do is to assert that Dr Sermonti is mistaken. But one will quickly notice that total lack of evidentiary support for such a premise.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Anthropic Global Warming????? How about...

Anthropic Fucking of the Planet!?! Sorry, excuse my language, but I am going to make my position clear-

My position is that we are raping the planet- want, want, want , gim-me, gim-me, gim-me, take, take, take. I also understand that doesn't relate to everyone everywhere. But I do see us destroying a very fragile ecosystem. There are floating islands of trash in the oceans. There are clear-cuttings of forrests for development. There are wasted resources on live-stock in which the alleged benefits dwarf the environmental damage. There is sewage and trash on our beaches. Mount Everest, of all places, is a fucking trash dump- littered by thousands of climbers unable or unwilling to clean up after themselves.

I could go on and on. But why bother.

CO2? Give me a break. There be REAL pollution and problems to worry about.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

(cross-posted on Kevin R. McCarthy's blog where, for obvious reasons, it will never see the light of day)

Hey Kevin:

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism- the greenhous gas blanket isn't providing the coverage you chicken-littles think.

Kevin R McCarthy, aka OgreMKV, LIes and Equivocates- Sez Evolution Makes Predictions

Kevin R McCarthy of Round Rock Texas chokes on reality:

This applies to evolution as well. Evolution is the system that makes predictions. If those predictions are observed, then evolution is supported. This has been shown to happen. Evolution makes predictions about everything from anti-biotic and pesticide resistance to effects of parasites and predators on populations. These observations have all matched the predictions made by evolutionary theory.


The theory of evolution doesn't say anything about anti-biotic nor pesticide resistance.

The theory doesn't make any predictions based on the proposed mechanism of accumulations of genetic accidents.

Kevin R McCarthy of Round Rock Texas is a typical evotard loser.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

RichTard Hughes Tries to Design an Experiment- Huge DickFAIL

File this under the dumber than dirt evotard:

RicTard Hughes designs an experiment:
Here's an experment.

1. Roll 2 dice, keep the highest.
2. roll another and compare - keep the highest
3. repeat step 2 50 times.

This has a random component. The average 'ftiness' of a die is 3.5. What fitness do you think you'll get from the above experiment?


OK so I rolled snake-eyes and the experiment shut-down.

Tried again- rolled a 6 & 3 kept the 6, no need to continue as I will never keep anything besides the 6 and if I roll another 6 the experiment stops.

Tried again rolled double-twos- experiment stopped at step one, again.

Tried again, rolled a 5 & 2. Kept the 5. Rolled another dice, as directed by step 2 and rolled a 1. Kept the five. Rolled under 5 for 5 more tries than rolled a 5. Experiment stopped.

What is the purpose of this "experiment" again?

Intelligent Design's Claims Still Stand Unrefuted

Despite the whining to the contrary the claims made by Intelligent Design have not been refuted- living organisms, the bacterial flagellum, T3SS, blood clotting, immune system, vision system, ribosomes, ATP synthase, etc., etc., etc., are all still irreducibly complex- meaning there isn't any evidence that any amount of accumulated accidents cannot account for them.

As a matter of fact there STILL isn't any evidence that genetic accidents can accumulate in such a way as to give rise to new, useful and functional multi-part systems. All evotards can do is point to slight variations of existing systems and baldly declare-"enough time and those observed changes can produce (almost) anything"- total unscientific bullshit.

OR they point to alleged homologs as if that solves the assembly and the amount of proteins required issue (see Pallen & Matzke's diatribe).

So if bald assertions and false accusations were science then evotards would have a case.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Using Only 10% of Our Brains?

I am sure most people have heard the saying we only use 10% of our brain. Researchers chime in and tell us that we actually use all of it. Methinks they miss the point. That point being we are only using it to 10% of its actual capability, as opposed to just using 10% of the brain itself.

For example look at a gasoline powered car. It uses all of the gas in its tank (100%) but it burns it very inefficiently (much less than 100%).

But anyway does anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Here's to you- Tennis Racquet Bug Zapper Designer Guy

Tennis racquet bug zapper, don't leave home without one.

Yeah I tried the passive approach of applying insect repellent, and it has its uses. I have used the invasive yard-foggers, smokers and citronella torches and candles. I had used a now defunct sonic-web. I haven't tried the mosquito magnet. And even conventional fly-swatters.

They all have their place. As does the tennis racquet bug zapper. Take this baby on walks and you can turn that walk into some revenge-filled fun. "Say hello to my little friend"- ZAP and even a snap, crackle, pop when you hit a juicy horse or deer fly.

Most times you just have to hold it out, activate it and the bugs fly right into it as they circle you to find the right landing spot.

This could be the next exercise craze- although by exercising we add more CO2 to the air, and we all know what that means? Warmer temps for more insects! And a tennis racquet bug zapper for each hand.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Global Warming- a Primer

Is the earth getting warmer? We can only hope as a warmer earth is much better than a cooler earth.

But anyway- Water Vapor Rules the Greenhouse System:

Just how much of the "Greenhouse Effect" is caused by human activity?

It is about 0.28%, if water vapor is taken into account-- about 5.53%, if not.

As I have said in the past I doubt the gases are the problem. SOOT is the enemy of ice and snow. Get soot on ice or snow and the ice/snow will melt when the sun-light hits it. This is a well-known and observed phenomena.

BTW- the earth has only warmed about 1 degree F over the past 100+ years. And that is well within the margin of error, which means the earth may not have warmed at all.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kevin R. McCarthy, aka OgreMKV, Proves he is a Moron

Kevin R. McCarthy of Round Rock Texas thinks that the top bunk of a bunk bed has to be North of the lower bed in order for it to be called the upper bed. That is true as he is confused how an upper lake can be south of a lower lake.

The point being is the upper lake is higher in elevation and, via gravity and a little river, feeds the lower lake.

EvoTards are such a clueless lot.

And this moron also sez that Aristotle was wrong. Why does history remember him, Socrates and Plato and not the guys who took Kevin's side?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kevin R. McCarthy, aka OgreMKV, tries to rewrite history

That's right Kevin R McCarthy is trying to rewrite history.

First notice that he conflates Creation and ID-> and he forgets to mention that ID actually has roots tied to the teleological arguments of Aristotle, Socrates and Plato.

Then he thinks that all scientific accomplishments are not/ cannot be under the Creation/ ID column. Well dumbass Ogre, Mendel was a creationist. And Newton was a creationist- why didn't you put his "Principia" under the Creation/ ID column? Pasteur? Creationist- where are his accomplishments?

Kevin is a douche without a clue.

Unfortunately Kevin R. McCarthy, the moronic coward, has censored my comments, again. That is the only way he can make his point-> by stifling people who refute them.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Why Hasn't the Earth Warmed in Nearly 15 Years?"

Why Hasn't the Earth Warmed in Nearly 15 Years?:
There is no statistically significant warming trend since November of 1996 in monthly surface temperature records compiled at the University of East Anglia. Do we now understand why there's been no change in fourteen and a half years?

If you read the news stories surrounding a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Boston University's Robert Kaufmann and three colleagues, you'd say yes, indeed. It's China's fault. By dramatically increasing their combustion of coal, they have increased the concentration of fine particles in the atmosphere called sulphate aerosols, which reflect away solar radiation, countering the warming that should be occurring from increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide.

I would say this belongs in the category of "When the facts don't support your position then just say anything".

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What is the Evidence that Natural Selection can Design?

In yesterday's post I quoted evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne saying that natural selection is the real cause of design (in biology). Darwin and Dawkins said pretty much the same thing.

So the question is what is the evidence that supports that claim or is it just another imaginary evolutionary tale?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jerry Coyne Also Says Natural Selection is Blind

Another evolutionary biologist agrees with me- Jerry Coyne says:
Instead of adopting the most parsimonious explanation—that the well-understood, blind, and materialistic process of natural selection is the real cause of “design,” with no involvement of God whatsoever—theologians now explain that gradual evolution is the most sensible way for God to have created.

Got that-> blind, and materialistic process of natural selection

Looks like I understand the theory of evolution much better than the evotards who pollute my blog. Go figure...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nested Hierarchies and Evolution

For years I have been saying that evolution does not predict/ expect a nested hierarchy. And for as many years evotards have been saying that it does.

The difference is that I have provided the reasoning for my claims- reasoning that includes an evolutionary biologist's potential falsification of the claim that evolution predicts/ expects a nested hierarchy. That reasoning pertains to a mix of characteristics. With a nested hierarchy you cannot have that. Yet with the current theory of evolution we would expect to observe exactly that.

For example Kevin R. McCarthy (AKA OgreMKV) sez:
I'd just like to remind Joe, that of 24 distinguishing features between birds and dinosaurs, Archeopteryx has 17 that are dinosaur characters (and not bird) and only 4 that are bird characters (and not dinosaur). The remainder are intermediate between dinosaur and bird.

Ooops! That would be a violation of nested groups.

This is too funny as out of one side of their arses evotards claim evolution predicts/ expects and nested hierarchy yet out of the other side they provide examples that violate a nested hierarchy. And the real funny part is they don't even understand that is what they are doing!

So I will say it again- transitional forms, by their very definition, violate nested hierarchies.

Lenski- Supporting Baraminology (Clueless EvoTards)

RichTard Hughes is at it again-> equivocation and supporting baraminology. Geez RichTard you are one clueless evotard.

Lenski has been monitoring E. coli (bacteria) for thousands of generations. The only things observed are slight changes as the E. coli are still E. coli.

True, some "evolved" the ability to get citrate through their membrane so that already existing protein machinery can break it down for food for the cell.

Ho hum-> this has been observed before:

Hall, B.G. 1982. Chromosomal mutation for citrate utilization by Escherichia coli K-12. J. Bacteriol. 151:269-273.

Pos, K.M., Dimroth, P., and Bott, M. 1998. The Escherichia coli citrate carrier CitT: a member of a novel eubacterial transporter family related to the 2-oxoglutarate/malate translocator from spinach chloroplasts. J. Bacteriol. 180:4160-4165

IOW nothing new and definitely nothing that would suggest the evolutionary processes observed in these experiments are enough to account for the diversity of living organisms starting with a population of prokaryotic-like organisms. However I am sure that cowards such as RichTard Hughes will keep trotting it out as if it is such evidence. That is because evotards are clueless intellectual cowards.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Putting America Back to Work- Yup the Interstate Canal System

Millions of Americans out of work. Thousands of Americans forced out of their homes due to flooding. The solution seems pretty obvious-> the interstate canal system.

Geez I even laid out Phase 1.

Then, instead of continually reacting to floods and droughts, we can control the horizontal. We can control the verticle. We can change the focus- we can increase the freshwater fish population and farm land.

We can put America back to work and get us out of this ridiculous debt.

Write to your congress-people and Senators and tell them of this plan. If enough people speak up perhaps they will listen. But you can't win the lottery if you don't play...

Friday, July 08, 2011

Snake-Oil Sales- Evolutionism or Intelligent Design?

RichTard Hughes has accused IDists of snake-oil sales (ie snake-oil salesmen). Yet Intelligent Design is based on our KNOWLEDGE of cause and effect relationships in accordance with uniformitarianism, meaning ID is based on observations and experiences and it can be objectively tested, experimentally.

OTOH evolutionism is based on some perverted and unsupportable world-view. It relies on our ignorance-> knowledge is the enemy. It is not based on observations nor experience. And there isn't any way to experimentally verify its grand claims.

When pressed for a testable hypothesis and positive evidence for their position evotards never ante up they just switch to attack mode and start spewing false accusations and bald assertions.

As evidenced around the States their position cannot even handle critical thinking and analysis. It HAS to be taken on faith-> do NOT question it.

With all that said it is obvious that Richtard is the snake and evolutionism is in the snake-oil business.