The best thing about this new post at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog is its brevity: Intelligent Design and Artificial Intelligence — The Connection. It was written by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
It seems obvious on a moment’s reflection: intelligent design and artificial intelligence have something in common, and that is intelligence.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! They do share the word “intelligence.” But artificial intelligence actually exists, while intelligent design, the Discoveroids’ “theory” that the universe, life, and you were miraculously created by a designer — blessed be he! — is a vacuous ark-load of babble.
But Klinghoffer thinks there’s something important going on here. He says:
What’s the significance of that? In an illuminating conversation for ID the Future, Robert Crowther talks about the connection with Dr. Robert Marks of Baylor University, co-author of the recent book Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics.
Here’s a link to that book at Amazon. What did Marks say to Crowther in the Discoveroid podcast? We’re told:
Marks and his fellow researchers have shown that evolution isn’t computable, meaning it can’t be successfully modeled — “There exists no model successfully describing undirected Darwinian evolution,” as Marks puts it. And you know what? The qualities that make human intelligence special are similarly not computable.
There probably isn’t one grand mathematical model for the whole theory of evolution, but there’s quite a bit of modeling going on — see Mathematical and theoretical biology. As for computing the “qualities that make human intelligence special,” we don’t know what he’s talking about.
Having made his point — whatever it is — Klinghoffer ends with this:
That, as Professor Marks explains among other helpful observations, makes fantasies about AI robots taking over the world, developing consciousness, or displacing the human race incompatible with reality. Listen to the podcast here. [Link omitted.]
[*Sigh*] At times like this, we miss Casey more than ever.
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