More thoughts about the work of Dembski and Marks

January 4, 2010

More thoughts about Dembski and Marks’ project:


Students trapped in a pub

January 4, 2010

The Guardian reports that
Leeds University students snowed in for two days at highest pub in UK
. Students and teachers from Leeds University were forced to stay two days in a pub, drink lots of beer, and join forces to cook dinner. Sounds like one of the better places one could be trapped for two days in!


Generic optimization in infinitely large search domains

January 2, 2010

In 1995 and the following few years, Wolpert and Macready published a technical reports and a journal article on what has come to be called the No Free Lunch theorems. These theorems say that all optimization algorithms yield the same average performance in optimizing a completely random function. Read the rest of this entry »


Ice block stunt

January 2, 2010

An isreali illusionist, Hezi Dean, celebrated New Year by breaking the world record for staying inside a block of ice. New record: an impressive 66 hours.