Information - A Huge Problem For Evolution...

n ongoing worrying problem for evolutionists is information. Why should this be? Well, information is not matter, moreover the presence of information in our universe is simply undeniable. Materialistic science has a huge problem here although scientism has made various attempts to get around it. In short, information demands an information imparter, and, in case you or I should ask them the most obvious question, dedicated evolutionists will try their hardest to not even use that word, 'information.'

Hailed as the biggest breakthrough in genomics in a decade, scientists recently discovered how swathes of our DNA once thought to have no purpose, actually form a complex "control panel" for our genes.

If straightened out, our DNA would stretch to the sun and back four times! No scientist doubts that our DNA contains solid information which instructs our bodies how to function. It is our 'operating system.' Charles Darwin could not possibly have understood this, nor the fact that the human cell is a factory of amazing complexity; if he had known, would he have changed his views? Some believe so.

The facts within this article are based on solid science and are undeniable.

Here is our proposition:

Information Has Five Levels Which Must be Present If One Encounters Real Information:

From a careful consideration of this we can draw - not weak - but strong conclusions.

To carefully consider these laws of information is actually to disprove atheism and evolution. Such a 'disproof' will then have a solid scientific base (whether evolutionists like it or not).

Before proceeding, let us briefly remind ourselves once again that information is not matter - it is separate and distinct from matter, therefore the sort of materialistic reductionism so dear to evolutionary science cannot be applied to this.

Seven Strong Conclusions About Information:

1. There MUST be a Sender.
Since the DNA code of all life forms is clearly within the definition domain of information, we conclude that there must be a sender! If somebody should claim that life comes without a sender, we can say that this is a totally wrong idea! Conclusion? Atheism is a wrong idea. Again, the law of nature is the highest level of science. Your DNA (inside every single human being) would actually stretch to the sun and back about 4 times!

DNA is a fine, spirally coiled thread in the nucleus of every living cell that serves as a guidebook so the cells "know" what they're supposed to do. The strands are so fine you need a high power electron microscope just to see them. DNA, meaning 'deoxyribonucleic acid ' is solid information; this is not just my opinion, it is a known and established fact.

2. The Sender MUST BE Omniscient. ('omniscient' is an adjective meaning to have complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, and understanding; to perceive all things).
Since the density and complexity of the DNA information is billions of times greater than man's present technology, we must conclude that the sender is supremely intelligent and has all knowledge. Again, this is not just a matter of opinion. Nobody denies that DNA contains solid information on a truly mammoth scale. Such deep and comprehensive information has never been located anywhere else. John 16:30.

3. The Sender MUST be Purposeful and All-Powerful (Omnipotent).
Why? Well the sender must have:

a. encoded (stored) the information into the DNA molecules,

b. constructed the molecular bio machines required for the encoding, decoding and synthesising processes, and,

c. designed all the features for the original life forms, therefore we can say that the sender must be purposeful and omnipotent. This isn't negotiable - it is obvious! Revelation 1:8.

4. The Sender MUST be Eternal.
That supreme sender must have infinite information. He knows everything at the moment, but He must also know everything about the past and the future too. So He must be eternal in existence. Psalm 90:2.

5. The Sender MUST be a Spirit Being.
Since information is a non-material fundamental entity and cannot originate from the material, the Sender must be a Spirit. He must transcend the physical world. John 4:24.

Let us again remind ourselves that we have arrived at this point by using scientific laws! Who is the Sender? Science can reveal God but cannot go beyond that, but the Bible does. Ten times it says, 'And God said...' in Genesis 1. Also see Psalm 33:9. John 1:1,3.

We can now use the laws of nature to go even further:

The Encyclopedia Britannica (from this year of 2012 no longer published in this form), contains incredible information - but your DNA contains even more! If anybody tried to claim that such voluminous information, as found in a set of encyclopedias, had no sender and no publisher, you and I would suspect that such a claimant had serious psychological problems, yet this is exactly what evolutionary science claims about DNA.

6. The 'Mass and Energy Alone' Theories About the Origin of the Universe Must Be Wrong!
Since information is a Non-Material Entity, we must conclude that the universe itself is not composed solely of mass and energy! From this we can say that the 'big bang' model is erroneous. Modern scientists say that at the beginning there was only matter and energy. That cannot possibly be correct, moreover even lay people (not subject to the prejudices of evolutionary science) should be able to grasp this. Energy and matter are only material entities, and the laws of nature state that matter cannot create a non-material entity. This world is full of information, just consider the millions of books which have been written, but matter cannot produce information (as we have seen), so the idea that there was only matter and energy at the beginning is bound to be a flawed idea, there must also have been a non-material source of information!

The last time I checked, the Encyclopaedia Britannica contained 32 very thick volumes but the DNA inside you contains even more information than this! Imagine if somebody tried to convince you that those 32 very thick volumes did not have a sender, compiler or publisher - you would doubt such a person's sanity, but this is exactly what is claimed about your DNA and mine! This is a very quick and scientific way to refute the 'big bang' model because that model claims that only matter and energy were present at the beginning of time. Purely on their own, matter and energy would have been useless, they required information to tell them how to behave.

7. All Theories and Concepts About Biological and Chemical Macro-Evolution Are Erroneous!
Since biological information originates only from an Intelligent Sender, and all current theories of biological and chemical evolution require that the information must originate solely from mass and energy, it therefore follows that all current theories or concepts of biological and chemical evolution which insist that all life originally occurred in a closed, physical and naturalistic environment are bound to be incorrect! Evolution is an impossible process because well-established laws of nature must be broken in order for it to happen. We can state this from the highest level of science. It is for the evolutionist to falsify us by proving the initial origin of information from the purely physical and material. It cannot be done!

So all concepts of chemical and biological evolution are refuted - yes, refuted - by the laws of nature on information and these same laws uphold the belief that the universe and all life has an origin through a Creator God! So all purely materialistic concepts about life and the universe are falsified by the Laws of Nature about information. The next time an evolution propagandist tries to back you into a corner because of your belief in an all-powerful God, simply ask him/her where information came from in the first place. Please be quick to remind that person that science accepts that information is not part of matter. Don't allow such an evolutionist to get away with something like, "well, we are beginning to understand that information is integral to matter; it is not separate, it is intrinsic." That just won't do! Information is separate and distinct from matter. Most of science accepts this but a cornered devout evolutionist might try almost anything!

Interestingly, the five levels of information from syntax to apobetics (which we considered earlier) are clearly depicted in Acts 8:27-39. It would be an interesting exercise to read the account carefully.

27. So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means "queen of the Ethiopians"). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,
28. and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet.
29. The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
30. Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
31. "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
32. This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:
"He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
33. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."
34. The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"
35. Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
36. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?"
37. Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." The eunuch answered, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
38. And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
39. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. (Acts 8:27-39).

In that account we may observe a. Statistics (signal, number of symbols), b. Syntax (set of symbols, grammar), c. Semantics (meaning), d. Pragmatics (action), and finally, e. Apobetics (purpose, result, the highest level of information). Since the example refers to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that is a high and glorious example indeed, but this is how true information works at all levels.

So we must believe that information has a non-physical base, moreover that information must have been present along with mass and energy right at the beginning of time.

Your very body has a solid information base in its DNA, else your body would be even less use than a computer without an operating system, in fact, without DNA there would not even be a body. Macro-evolution is only too happy to brush such problems under the carpet "until we understand more," but present understanding is more than sufficient to label macro-evolution as a lie and an intellectual conspiracy constructed upon little more than quicksand. Moreover it may successfully be refuted - not by mere emotion, prejudice or 'religious sensitivities' - but by the established laws of science.

Robin A. Brace. November 22nd, 2012.

I willingly and happily acknowledge the help and inspiration of Dr Werner Gitt's lectures in putting this brief article together.

(Based on How Information Disproves Atheism and Evolution)