Complex Specified Information (CSI) Collecting

  • Eric Holloway


Intelligent Design Theory makes use of the concept of intelligent agency as a distinct causal mode, distinct from chance or algorithmic modes of causation. The influence of such agency is often detected by the contribution of information to a search process. Assuming humans are capable of such causal roles, then it should be possible to measure the amount of information that a human is contributing to such a process. This is done by measuring the success rate for a search for a solution to a computationally hard problem by both humans and computers. The methodology used for this experiment was not successful, but it is hoped that the experimental setup and methodology will inspire further improvement and research in this area.