Sunday, April 24, 2011

In Six Days

Scripture clearly, simply, and unquestionably states that God created the world in six days:

"Six days [Yom] shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work.... For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day...." (Exodus 20:9-11).

Yom, the Hebrew word for day is always used in Scripture to denote a literal 24-hour day. Pope Benedict appeared to affirm this biblical prerequisite during an Easter Vigil mass, in St. Peter's Basilica:

"If man were merely a random product of evolution in some place on the margins of the universe, then his life would make no sense...."

But unfortunately, Popery is still just adding to the confusion: Catholic schools include evolution in their science curriculums; Catholic churches teach evolution as a natural God perpetuating process; the Vatican consistently affirms that the "science" of human evolution and faith are not inconsistent.

An earlier pope also allowed "research and discussions...[to] take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution" (Pope Pius XII, Encyclical, Humani Generi, 1950). Attempting to bridge controversy, this pope re-introduced the heretical body-spirit dichotomy of first century Gnostics, i.e., the body matters not, spirit is all. However, the Lord's linage is a linage of the flesh and consequently:

".... every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world" (1John 4:3).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Elementary, My Dear Watson"

Watson is cheating! Unlike his competitors, he has the unfair advantage of being given a question as an ASCII text message. This is virtually instant i.e., not requiring optical character or speech recognition.

Watson is essentially a basic computer algorithm that searches multiple databases for a closely correlated set of words (those contained in the text question). Once sectors of correlating databases have been identified, these sectors are searched for the single word or phrase of highest occurrence. Add the "What is" prefix and Watson, using voice synthesis commonly found at the checkout counter, spews out an answer.

Watson also has the home team advantage at IBM headquarters where the games were taped, not to mention the virtually unlimited computing power of Watson's refrigerated mainframe. Watson is also allowed unlimited space rather than being restricted between his two spatially disadvantaged competitors.

While his IBM developers affirm it would be unfair to connect to internet, they are actually being deceptive. Raw internet content would be unmanageable; too much inaccurate information. Everyone knows, you can't believe everything you read on the internet. For this reason, pre-processed internet content (reputable databases that Jeopardy uses for determining questions) is stored in Watson's massive memory repository. If that is not cheating, what is!

Of course most will still steadfastly contend that Watson is far more sophisticated even though he repeated Ken Jennings' previously incorrect answer, a coding error most Junior High programmers would have caught. You can be sure that IBM heads will roll tomorrow!

All being said, the Jeopardy event was a more entertaining IBM commercial than their standard fair.