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Regulation - Complexity sidebar in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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The fossil record shows this very thing! That is why you all like punctuated equilibrium. I’ve been yelling this all along, that complex structures spring up suddenly in the record. There’s no sex, then sex; no feathers, then feathers; no insects, then insects; etc.
Within a span of a decades to a few centuries? Source. Remember, quick on these time scales is tens of thousands of years.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Regulation - Complexity sidebar in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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We don't see nature make systems like this (as you define them above) because our observation time is dramatically limited. The only real conclusion we can draw is that nature does not do this on the time scales we observe. This does not, however, preclude significantly longer time scales.

Is design better? Well, that is difficult because our experience with design is with things that were rapidly on a human time scale occur. A way to show design is to be able to show very rapid changes (on the order of decades, although I'll even take centuries or a few millennia) occurring early on in the history of Earth and you would have a stronger case.

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Regulation - Complexity sidebar in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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No one is arguing that information/entropy can be calculated, that is a concept from statistical mechanics. The controversial part is the claims the author makes using the equations. The definition of "specified complexity" is still quite vague and not quantified.

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Regulation - Complexity sidebar in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Stillness, science doesn't work on quotes. So what a scientist said it? It's irrelevant unless a quantitative and hence useful definition is given.

Again, what are the units of complexity? How do we calculate/measure it?

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Avernum 5, April Update in Avernum 4
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I agree, the option to disable the tutorial messages would be awesome.

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About the new creations of Geneforge 4 in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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To summarize, the general consensus is that Wingbolts are very powerful, Kyshaaks are okay but there are better options, and War Tralls suck along with the rest of the Battle Creations.

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I find it quite telling of the moderatorial staff in General
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Agreed with Kel. I locked it on the basis of spam. I didn't even watch the video so I don't even know what was on it. Are you accusing me of something?

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Broken cheat in Tech Support
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Exactly as Thuryl said. Even if they are separate people, which I doubt (check your PM) you are still responsible for your account. Letting someone else use it or being irresponsible with it makes the owner still responsible. I can't even remember how many nefarious "little brothers" or "friends" we've seen.

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Broken cheat in Tech Support
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Yes, he was banned and it was your fault because you two are the same person. Good day.

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Spoon feeding the player: clues in Blades of Avernum
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I agree that the poll results are probably not completely valid due to how the responses were phrased. This is what we call a push poll. If you ask a question right, you can demonstrate virtually any result you want.

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Against all odds [May contain spoiler] in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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You cannot pass Turabi, neither can you pass the Western Morass.

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Against all odds [May contain spoiler] in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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You can indeed beat this one, although it is difficult. You get a nice item for it. If you are having trouble, return when you are stronger.

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If Jeff went for a new RPG world.... in General
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I guess I don't see a reason to use the d20 system. Seems like if everyone used the same basic setting, things would get fairly boring. I like some unique structure.

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A little help please? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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There should be a wooden locker/cabinet in a room just south of Monarch's bedroom. In there you will find what you need.

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Monarch: Who Is He? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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We've been through this discussion before. Nonetheless, it is an interesting possibility. The other credible thing discussed is that he was the player's character from GF 1.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
hey ppl in General
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Go away Ed.

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VTech in General
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While I agree Ash, having less guns would make some criminals less likelly to have them. However, I sincerely doubt that tighter gun control laws would have prevented this trajedy, not that you were suggesting that. When a person intends to kill, and in large numbers, they will get the guns regardless.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
VTech in General
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Guns would be woefully ineffective at protecting ourselves from our government. They have far more effective ways to kill us if they wanted to and guns could do little.

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