By Barrett Brown, Jon P. Alston

What's creationism? Is it technology, theology, either, neither? Who's in the back of it? And why when you provide a rattling within the first position? Ex-National Lampooner Barrett Brown and Professor of Sociology Jon P. Alston, Ph.D, resolution those questions, and maybe certainly one of extra, in a perfectly unorthodox, serenely offensive and wonderfully hilarious examine the forces in the back of the main talked-about pseudo-theory in smooth historical past.

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A control automaton for such a plant is a nondeterministic inputoutput (Mealy) automaton (V, W, Q, T O, qin , P S ) consisting of the following: (CA1) Its input alphabet is the set of measurements of the plant states V . (CA2) Its output alphabet is a subset of W . (CA3) Its set of states is a discrete set Q. (CA4) Its transition–output function is a set–valued function T O whose graph is a subset of Q × V × Q × W . (CA5) Its initial internal state is qin ∈ Q. (CA6) A set P S is the set of admissible initial states of the plant.

P W C . 2) i=1 with x(t) ∈ Rn , u(t) ∈ Rm , m = |Aα |, F αi (x(t)) : Rn ⇒ 2R , and αi ∈ Aα . 4) i=1 with x(t) ∈ Rn , u(t) ∈ Rm1 , m1 = |Aα |, F αi (x(t)) : Rn ⇒ 2R , αi ∈ Aα and tj a time switch point in [0, Δ]. 5) i=1 where m1 u1,i (t) = 1,u1,i (t) ∈ {0, 1}, i=1 u2,j (t) ∈ Pk , t ∈ [0, Δ], for j = 1, 2, . . 6) with x(t) ∈ Rn , u1 (t) ∈ Rm1 , m1 = |Aα |, u2,j (t) ∈ Pk , n F αi (x(t), u2 (t)) : Rn × Rm2 ⇒ 2R , αi ∈ Aα and Pk used to denote the set of continuous polynomials over [0, Δ] of order k − 1.

Suppose that 1. the plant is modelled by a vector diﬀerential equation x˙ = f (x, c, d) satisfying conditions (I ∗ ) and (II ∗ ) and 2. the plant state measurements consist of all values which deviate from the actual plant states in the viability set V S by less than e > 0. If the viability set V S is closed, then the closure of any ﬁxed point of the controllability operator is itself a ﬁxed point of that same operator. 27. Suppose that 1. the plant is modelled by a vector diﬀerential equation x˙ = f (x, c, d) satisfying conditions (I ∗ ) and (II ∗ ) and 2.