Measuring Specificity in CSI

The Pixie

Well-known member
What I find intriguing is that the specificity of a DNA sequence cannot be 'measured' unless the IDC is informed of the sequence's actual function, so the notion that CSI is a measure of functionality is a bogus claim, IMO.

The sad thing is I think at least some IDists realise that. Cisco Qid was the guy who made the original claim, but has been conspicuous by his absence. Why is that? I get the impression that he has at least some background in science, possibly in physics, unlike the other IDits around here, so he understands the situation better, And he knows not to get into a discussion about what specificity actually is.

I think he knows it does not stand up to scrutiny, and yet he still promotes it as though it is true.