I began this series with a post called - "Nothing Did It"
“Evolutionary biologists have failed to realise that they work with two more or less incommensurable domains: that of information and that of matter. The gene is a package of information, not an object. The pattern of base pairs in a DNA molecule specifies the gene. But the DNA molecule is the medium, it is not the message.”
evolutionary biologist George Williams, “Natural Selection” 11
Do you understand what’s being said here? There is information, a detailed unimaginably immense volume of information (equal to 1,000 sets of the Encyclopaedia Britannica) , coded information in each and every cell. The information was put there, but not by people and not by a blind, unguided process of chance mutation.
This information has been called by Francis Collins “a repository of instructions” and “the book of life.”
Francis Crick identifies DNA as “the molecular repository of genetic information.”
Please think about that! It’s important.
Like all information, the information in each and every cell is as real as matter or energy. Where did it come from? Where did the information in the first living cell come from?
Humans of course are used to information.
We create information via our thoughts.
We pass on that information to others, and
We take in information that was created by other people’s thoughts.
We do this all day long.
What we have yet to absorb is the reality that we “find” vast amounts of information, not created by humans but obviously created nevertheless, in every living cell.
Information theorist Hubert Yockey says, “The technology of information theory and coding theory has been in place in biology for at least 3.85 billion years.”
“River out of Eden”, 17
As even Richard Dawkins says, “The machine code of the genes is uncannily computer-like.
Software developer Bill Gates, “DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”
“The Road Ahead,” 188.
All of human experience confirms that information comes from thoughts and thoughts come from intelligence. If it is not from the thoughts of a supreme intelligence, how did this vastly superior complex coded information get into the first living cell?