Information Contained within DNA

Above is a video of Dr. Stephen Meyer, the author of “Signature in the Cell”, describing the information found in DNA and elaborating on the source of information contained within the DNA by using the scientific method, which is to say by referencing a cause that is known to have produced a similar effect.  Dr. Stephen Meyer and many others within the field of biochemistry, biology, and life research have come to identify that the primary question in need of an answer regarding information contained within the DNA is, “where did it come from?”. This is an extremely complex topic; however it is important when studying Creation.  Regardless of all the complicated terminology associated with these fields of science, the primary issue is identifying the source of the information.  Many people within these fields have compared the information encoded within the DNA molecule to software.  Software carries millions of codes within it with the goal of achieving a functioning software program.  Essentially, that is all that DNA is but on a much more magnificent scale.

Many people have used an analogy of a book.  If you look at a book, you are able to identify that the words within it are arranged in a manner that communicates a message.  The arrangement of letters develops words.  The arrangement of words develop sentence.  The arrangement of sentences develops paragraphs.  You see where I’m going.  Even the title of the book along with the author’s name would be enough to indicate that there was an intelligent agent who wrote the message.  By contrast, if you were to flip through a book filled with random letters, there wouldn’t be a message.  It would be completely incapable of communicating a message.  In the case of our DNA, it is observed that our DNA contains highly complex codes that contain everything needed to develop a living organism.  It would be scientifically irresponsible to disregard the presence of information as pure chance simply because there could be a theistic implication.

Dr. Meyer recognizes the success of using the scientific method to identify causes.  If the atheist is placing faith in the information of DNA being formed at random and without cause, then he is placed with the burden of supporting how information can begin without intelligent causation.  Keep in mind, that burden is not only limited to the first single-cell organism but also the needed information required for an organism to evolve into a completely different species.

Below is a video of how the DNA encodes what’s called “protein synthesis” within a cell.This process only occurs as a result of information telling it how to function.Given the intricacies and vast functionality of DNA, it would be a blind assertion to claim that DNA is a product of mere chance.Watching the video below really gives you a perspective on the true brilliance of God’s design.

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4 responses to “Information Contained within DNA

  1. What this post boils down to is an argument from ignorance paired with the God of the Gaps. You don't know/understand why DNA appears to be so complex, so you assert your god did it. Asserting an "intelligence" is behind it, while that intelligence has not been proven to exist or have anything whatsoever to do with DNA, and claiming you got there via scientific method shows that you are either grotesquely ignorant of what the scientific method is or you are a liar.

  2. Kllg, I do thank you for the comment. While I admire your candor, I feel that you haven't provided any substantive argument to the contrary. As I stated within my post, "If the atheist is placing faith in the information of DNA being formed at random and without cause, then he is placed with the burden of supporting how information can begin without intelligent causation". It is my contention that intelligence is the source of this information because of evidence and the plenteous amount of observations that substantiate the claim that information has an intelligible source. While I appreciate your comment, I find that my stance is unaffected by the claim that I'm relying upon the "God of the Gaps" fallacy.God bless!Alan Anderson

  3. Deny it all you want, but the God of the Gaps is precisely what you've done. You've found something about DNA that you cannot explain and are inserting your god into that gap. To call what you've done here scientific is patently absurd.If you value the scientific method, as seem to be claiming, you should be ashamed of this. If you only care about making an argument that other believers (who do not care if their beliefs are true) can rah-rah around, then yay for you.

  4. Kllgg,I sincerely thank you for your input on this matter. However, I respectfully disagree. It has been shown scientifically that all information has a cause. The scientific method observes this fact in everything, and therefore I don’t feel that I am being disingenuous when I make the claim that I value the scientific method. Like I said in my last reply, "If the atheist is placing faith in the information of DNA being formed at random and without cause, then he is placed with the burden of supporting how information can begin without intelligent causation". If you’re able to give me insight as to how information can form randomly without intelligent causation, I welcome any and all replies of a substantive nature. I hope that you can respect my stance just as well as I can respect yours. My blog is to intrigue thought in believers and non-believers alike. God bless!Alan Anderson

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