Eschaton – Singularity

For some, it’s the new religion. For others, it’s the end of the world as we know it. But regardless of where you stand, it’s the fast approaching curve we’re all about to encounter. And make no mistake… it is coming. Much like the Industrial Revolution, the Technological Singularity will transform the fabric of modern […]

Canary Cry News Talk – Kill Them All

Gonz rants about what GOP Congressman Rep. Clay Higgins said about radical Islamic terrorists. Outrage for certain, but for different reasons than what you expect.  SOURCES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-clay-higgins-kill-islamic-radicals_us_593582bfe4b0ca5db291eb47?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:00 — 13.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS

Peeranormal – EVP

EVP (“Electronic Voice Phenomena”) are “a class of allegedly mysterious vocal recordings, and while several explanations have been offered to explain their origin, the overwhelming majority of EVP researchers believe that their recordings constitute physical… Podcast: Play in new window | Download (49.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS

Episode 28: Inclusivity

Why do we seek to be inclusive and tolerant? Is it human nature or a recent development? Frankly, we are a bit skeptical that anybody truly adheres to a fully coherent sense of what inclusivity means. Given that Christianity is pretty much the most inclusive thing out there because “God so loved the world he […]

PTR: Paranormal Chill

Check it out!! An all new episode!! “Paranormal Chill” Justin and Erik bring on good friend, Jamie Glanville, to discuss his paranormal experiences. – Intro w/Jamie Glanville – Haunted locations – Paranormal investigations – Orbs in an investigation – Post show – Outro Join us for another amazing show!! Podcast: Play in new window | […]

TMR 173 : Dr. Robert J. Marks II : Evolutionary Informatics

We are frequently told that Neo-Darwinian theory is true, and that there are robust mathematical models that demonstrate that fact. But is that really so?

This week we are joined by Dr. Robert J. Marks II, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Baylor University, for a discussion on his newly-published book, Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics, co-authored with the mathematician and philosopher Dr. William A. Dembski and the research scientist and software engineer Dr. Winston Ewert.

Drawing upon his and his colleagues’ work on information theory, and their analyses of naturalistic evolutionary models, Dr. Marks argues that there are logical limits to what such evolutionary algorithms can accomplish and that none of the vaunted models lives up to the claims made about it. Rather, each exhibits some form of “active information” unwittingly contributed by the “domain expertise” of its designers, thus (somewhat ironically) serving to further the case for intelligent design in nature. Dr. Marks also addresses AI (artificial intelligence) and argues, contrary to many voices today, that computers will never rise to the heights of human consciousness and creativity.

Dr. Marks’s eponymous honours include the Zhao-Atlas-Marks (ZAM) time-frequency distribution in the field of signal processing, the Cheung–Marks theorem in Shannon sampling theory and the Papoulis-Marks-Cheung (PMC) approach in multidimensional sampling. He was instrumental in defining the field of computational intelligence, and with his colleagues developed the temporal convolutional neural network, widely used in deep learning. In 2013 he was listed among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org. A Christian since 1970, Marks is married with three children, three grandchildren, two dogs and a “stupid horse”.(For show notes please visit http://themindrenewed.com)