This is Becoming Ridiculuous
Evolution of Innovation conference at Cambridge this week where it will be explained that the recent move in computer science to Big Data is, in fact, exemplary of evolution. This is yet another example of how evolutionists cast their theory in terms of contemporary technology. As we have discussed before, when the leading edge in biology was breeding, evolution was cast as a natural breeder. When computers became increasingly connected via networks, and artificial intelligence was thought to be on the horizon, evolution was said to use “networks.” and “molecular intelligence.” When the state of the art was genetic engineering, evolution is cast as a natural genetic engineer and “Biotechnology” was claimed as an evolutionary mechanism.
So it is hardly surprising that now “Big Data” has been enlisted as yet another example of a cutting edge idea that fits right in with evolutionary theory. You see evolution is cool. It’s trendy and relevant. Whatever the latest technology is, it’s a perfect description of how evolution works.
These Darwinian anachronisms are reminiscent of the latent Aristotelianism in evolutionary thought (which you can read about here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here). Evolutionists consistently use teleological or design language to describe their hypothetical evolutionary process, even though their theory explicitly excludes all such notions. It’s all in the presentation.
The way that evolutionists think about, present and promote their theory is contradictory to the theory itself. This is another example of the failure of the idea.