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Robert Marks on Computer Evolutionary Simulations, Science and Faith, the Limits of Artificial Intelligence, and More

David Klinghoffer

This morning Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics author Robert J. Marks II answered ten common questions about and challenges to his book, co-written with William Dembski and Winston Ewert. As a follow-up, you’ll enjoy his recent podcast conversation with UK interviewer Julian Charles of The Mind Renewed.

The discussion is entertaining and very broad, ranging from the meaning of evolutionary informatics, the limits of artificial intelligence, and computer simulations of evolution, to God in mathematics, being a horse butler, how the pursuit of truth transcends ideology, Alan Turing and the invention of computer science, Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Terminator, the conflation of intelligent design with creationism, the God-of-the-gaps fallacy, the challenge of making serious science accessible to a broad lay audience, and much more.

Dr. Marks is both a superb scientist and, and as you’ll see – or rather, hear – an amusing and personable guy to talk with.