In his response (posted 6 Sept., 2002,
at www.iscid.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=000150;p=1) to an
earlier version of this paper, Dembski characterized
this statement as nothing more than "wishful thinking." He argues that I am
incorrect in saying that as "n" (representing those natural causes that are known to be relevant to the formation of X) approaches "N"
(representing all relevant natural causes,
known and unknown) the probability P(X|n) will
increase. "But that's not how probabilities work," says Dembski.
"With increasing knowledge, the probability may stay the same or even
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