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General Intelligent Design (GID) Evidence ... (article by R. Herrmann) ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Robert Herrmann, Ph.D.

Posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:21 AM PST by fishtank

(Salient quote from the article):

A Signature

A signature is a collection of described characteristics that indicates that an entity has produced an event even if that entity is no longer present or cannot be observed.

After constructing the major part of the GGU-model and the GID interpretation, I discovered the following two remarks. Hermann Weyl wrote

Is it conceivable that immaterial factors having the nature of images, ideas, (or) "building plans" also intervene in the evolution of the world as a whole? Then Noble Laurent Louis deBroglie wrote

[T]he structure of the universe has something in common with the workings of the human mind. The answer to Weyl's question is yes and the deBroglie statement can be fully justified. Physical science substitutes language descriptions for physical events and physical behavior. Language descriptions can be further represented by images, and drawings. Today, language descriptions or images are translated into computer languages and the computer displays corresponding images that represent the language descriptions, and, hence, the physical world. The GGU-model uses mathematically defined operators that represent processes that produce physical entities and behavior. These operators are defined on an abstraction of the notion of a general language.

When "logical" arguments are analyzed, each member of a science-community is required to display their deductions using the science-community's specified logical-patterns. The basic GID-model idea is that each operator has a specific signature that characterizes the intelligence of the operator's designer as well as a signature that implies that when an operator is applied a specific process is used that corresponds exactly to the intelligence necessary to infer behavior. The GID-model is an analogue model obtained by interpreting the GGU-model, which is an analogue model for the production and development of a universe. The GGU-model is an analogue model in that it allows us to rationally describe physical entities and their behavior that, without the model, we may not be able to otherwise comprehend.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: creation; intelligentdesign
Robert Herrmann - bio summary:

1. Education:

Ph. D., Mathematics, 1973, American University.

M. A., 1968, Mathematics, American University.

B. A., 1963, Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University.

In June 1953, Dr. Herrmann graduated, with honors and first in his class, from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Advanced College Preparatory Course). His "Poly" grade point average is equivalent to 4.0. (This is the "Poly" course content.) He received a scholarship to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). For significant personal reasons, he was accorded a leave-of-absence from JHU in January 1955. He returned to full and part-time study beginning in September 1960 and graduated from Hopkins with general honors. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Herrmann continued in the M.Ed. program at the Johns Hopkins McCoy College and subsequently continued his education towards the M.A. in Mathematics.

2. Professional Experience:

a. Teaching

(1) August 1987 - June 2004, Professor, Mathematics, U. S. Naval Academy. (Retired June 30, 2004.)

(2) January 1981 - August 1987, Associate Professor, Mathematics, U. S. Naval Academy.

(3) August 1968 - January 1981, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, U. S. Naval Academy.

(4) August 1962 - August 1968, Instructor Advanced Placement Mathematics, Board of Education of Baltimore County.

1 posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:21 AM PST by fishtank
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To: fishtank

Full disclosure:

I am NOT R. Herrmann.

2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:49 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

I consider intelligent design to be the capstone of creation science.

Much creation science is actually the application side of what is presented in the paper mentioned here.

P.S. This is a general topic follow-up to the 2014 Ken Ham - Bill Nye debate.

3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:31 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

Do any Freepers here know Dr. Herrmann from the Naval Acadeny?

4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:30 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

No, I would have if I had attended, but I did not attend.

I’m bookmarking this for later.

Must keep in mind, as we know, that logic will not convince the unregenerate; the Holy Spirit is all that draws men to Christ and to God’s Word. Fallen man, in and of himself, consistently rejects.

That being said, though I have not yet clicked on the link, this looks interesting, appears related to concepts of cryptology, probability, etc.

5 posted on 02/14/2014 8:01:41 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: fishtank
Prof. Herrmann very sensibly looks for (and finds) evidence of design in the underlying structure of physics, rather than arguing against the Darwinian paradigm on the basis of a priori probability estimates.

We know, on the basis of work with so-called genetic algorithms, that once one is in a cleverly designed environment (in this case a digital computer running a suitable suite of algorithms to generate yet more algorithms) that Darwinian-style evolutionary processes can produce novel complex structures.

Herrmann's argument for ID is sound. Most that are given are not.

6 posted on 02/14/2014 9:39:15 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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