Sunday Reflection: Debunking Evolution (in 5 minutes)

Genesis Apologetics

And now, DNA scientifically debunked in 5 minutes: 

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The laws of physics and chemistry do not account for the existence of information. To the extent that science can demonstrate anything, the information in DNA is evidence of design in living things.

1. The sequence of base pairs in DNA is a code.
2. All codes that we know the origin of come from a mind.
3. Therefore DNA came from a mind. We observe that the laws of thermodynamics and in fact the majority of known scientific laws are determined inductively and not deductively.

No person highly educated in the sciences will deny that DNA is code.

For a very interesting and extensive read on this subject, read "The Problem of Information For The Theory of Evolution" by Royal Truman.

No naturally occuring molecule possesses the properties of information.

Nature does not produce any kind of code, encoding/decoding mechanism or symbolic relationships at all.

Everything in nature represents only itself. DNA, on the other hand, represents a complete plan for a living organism.

DNA is an encoding / decoding mechanism that contains code, or language, representing the organism. By universal definition, DNA is literal code.

This is not subjective, it is not debatable or even controversial. It is not an argument from analogy or equivocation as some like to suggest.

It is a brute fact.

Information, transcription, translation, code, redundancy, synonymous, messenger, editing, and proofreading are all appropriate terms in biology.

They take their meaning from information theory (Shannon, 1948) and are not synonyms, metaphors, or analogies." (Hubert P. Yockey, Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life, Cambridge University Press, 2005)

DNA transcription is an encoding / decoding mechanism isomorphic with Claude Shannon's 1948 model.

The sequence of base pairs is encoded into messenger RNA which is decoded into proteins.

Information theory terms and ideas applied to DNA are not metaphorical, but in fact quite literal in every way. In other words, the information theory argument for design is not based on analogy at all.

It is direct application of mathematics to DNA, which by definition is a code. Instructions, by definition, require a mapping from probability space A to probability space B.

Therefore any set of specific instructions is necessarily a code.

"That which is known about God is evident within them. For God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and Divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made So that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God They did not honor him as God or give thanks. But they became futile in their speculations And their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools" 

Romans 1:19-22

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