Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A coded system is always the result of a mental process… It should be emphasized that matter as such is unable to generate any code. All experiences indicate that a thinking being voluntarily exercising his own free will, cognition, and creativity, is required… There is no known natural law through which matter can give rise to information, neither is any physical process or material phenomenon known that can do this

Werner Gitt, In the Beginning Was Information, CLV, Bielenfeld, Germany, pp. 64-7, 79

5 comments:

Gorth Satana said...

So do you agree with Werner Gitt when he says there was no Big Bang and the universe is less than ten thousand years old?

JD Curtis said...

No, no, no, youre going about this all wrong Gorth. Rather than dispute the relevant quote from Gitt, attack his political/religious beliefs and argue how they are obscuring his scientific point of view.

Wait, come to think of it, I guess that's what you are doing with your previous entry in a round about sort of way.

Makarios said...

So if I add this comment to "Talkng to Atheists" would this be one of the quotes that you'd say I've taken out of context?

Chris Mackey said...

No, no, no, youre going about this all wrong Gorth. Rather than dispute the relevant quote from Gitt, attack his political/religious beliefs and argue how they are obscuring his scientific point of view.

Political views? Arguing how they are obscuring his scientific point of view? (You're projecting).

If you accept the foundation of Gitt's argument, do you accept his conclusion?
Is that an unfair question?

Gorth Satana said...

So if I add this comment to "Talkng to Atheists" would this be one of the quotes that you'd say I've taken out of context?

Did I say it was out of context?

If you accept the foundation of Gitt's argument, do you accept his conclusion?
Is that an unfair question
?

Well said.