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SETI The Design Inference

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Tue, 08 Dec 1998 10:33:46 -0500

SETIzens,
Forwarded FYI. I've just visited the referenced website, and it's a
fascinating writeup!
Paul

>Dear SETI researcher:
>
>There's a book that might interest you. Cambridge University Press has just
>published William Dembski's »The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance
>through Small Probabilities«. This book presents a general mathematical
>framework for distinguishing intelligent from unintelligent causes.
>
>The application of Dembski's work to the SETI program appears
>straightforward. Dembski purports that his "complexity-specification
>criterion" can reliably assess whether signals from space are intelligently
>caused. A useful synopsis of Dembski's work can be found at
> http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9810/dembski.html. Amazon.com lists
>the book along with some interesting comments and endorsements.
>
>--Rabi Gupta
>
>
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