Talk:A Dozen ID-Inspired Predictions

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While trying to find a copy of this book I was delighted to discover the following:

a) The libraries of the two nearest cities do not carry it.
b) The libraries of the two nearest universities do not carry it - mind you, these are not minor institutions.
c) One local bookstore has a single copy, in the 'comparative religion' section. I will not be purchasing it. This is in a City of Literature, by the way.
d) Interlibrary Loan informs me that it may take a while to track down a copy; they're having to look far afield.--Martin Arrowsmith (talk) 17:09, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Scarce supply increases demand??? Sterile philanthropist 17:41, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

The wisconsin library system at Madison is getting a copy due April 10,2010 LINK Hamster (talk) 16:42, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Logic ?[edit]

"Cell biologists will find regulatory systems that function in accord with a logic that can be expressed as an algorithm." OK, showing my ignorance here but my understanding was that any functional system can be expressed as an algorithm, why should being biological change that ? perhaps I am not understanding algorithm ? Hamster (talk) 16:31, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

No, I think you're on the right track. Biochemical systems are necessarily discrete by reaction, and hence can be considered stepwise or as a "algorithm." Meyer just wants to use sciency language. Šţěŗĭļė philanthropist 04:52, 14 March 2010 (UTC)


I'm confused, since I haven't read the book, but this is not made clear in the text of the article. If this book is written by Meyer, why are there frequent refences to what Dembski said? Is Meyer commenting or responding to Dembski's work? I don't want to make changes because I'm unfamiliar with the text in question, but I think this needs to be cleaned up or clarified further to either remove (if they were done in error) or clarify the frequent references to Dembski. Reverend Lucifer (talk) 01:23, 5 September 2013 (UTC)