Robert J. Marks
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University and a proponent of intelligent design.
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Computers are no more able to create information than iPods are capable of creating music.
Is it wrong to pray for God to make me more successful so that I can be more humble?
There is no foundational mathematical or physical reason the relationship between Pythagorean and tempered western music should exist. It just does. The rich flexibility of the tempered scale and the ... bountiful archives of western music are a testimonial to this wonderful coincidence provided by nature.
Simulated evolution on a computer works but is no where near the gradual incremental process that is associated with Darwinian evolution. It's closer to dog breeding in terms of its computational complexity.
[Computer] programs to demonstrate Darwinian evolution are akin to a pinball machine. The steel ball bounces around differently every time but eventually falls down the little hole behind the flippers.
Saying the Bible is not a book about science is like saying a cookbook is not a book about chemistry.
"Bobís research will vindicate itself. He finds himself at the center of a firestorm that is really not of his own making, and one day ó yes, this day is coming, eventually ó after the controversy wanes, Bobís work will still be standing, simply because it is powerful and true." Ian A. Gravagne.
Science packages theory, places it on a throne, and honors and protects it much like a queen. Engineers make the queen come down from the throne and scrub the floor. And if she doesnít work, we fire her.
"I categorically reject Marksí whole philosophy and Iíd probably call him delusional," P.Z. Myers.
"Do not be a good prisoner of your Christian campus. Be a Bob Marks. BE a problem!" Concerning Marks' unwillingness to be a "meat puppet" in higher academia's disdain of intelligent design,
For the record, I donít deserve this. But I have lower back pain and donít deserve that either. (After being listed as one of the twenty most brilliant living Christian Professors. Originally sourced to Jack Benny.)
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