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From these discussions it should again become clear that all efforts to explain an origin of information depending on matter alone fail empirically.
Paul Davies states [D1, p. 61]: “Atoms do not need to be ‘animated’ to yield life, they simply have to be arranged in the appropriate complex way.” This mechanistic reduction is inappropriate in view of the information “installed” in living organisms. This deficiency in the evolutionary model is acknowledged by H. Kuhn [K5 p 838]: “It is not clear how the first biological systems could have developed . . . they must already have possessed a mechanism which operated like the finely tuned genetic apparatus of present-day organisms. How could such systems have originated? Are the laws of physical chemistry sufficient for understanding such a process, or should we postulate further unknown principles?” As long as an intelligent source of information is excluded, people will try to invent the “perpetuum mobile of information.” This is exactly what B.O. Küppers attempted in his book with the highly promising title The Origin of Biological Information [K4]. Instead of a consistently scientific treatment which would have brought him to the primary spiritual (mental) source of all information, he practices a natural “molecular-Darwinistic” philosophy. The following counter arguments can be raised against his exposition:
From these discussions it should again become clear that all efforts to explain an origin of information depending on matter alone fail empirically. We thus turn to another source which is unknown to and actively rejected by evolutionists, namely the witness of the Bible.
The intellectual source for all information as required by information
theory, including biological information, is already mentioned
on the first page of the Bible: “
In the beginning God created . . .”
Further revelations in the New Testament persistently emphasize that
Christ is the Creator (John 1:1–4, (10); Col. 1:15–17; Heb. 1:1–2).
Any theory of origins, whether evolutionistic or even creationistic,
which does not include Christ, must inevitably lead to false conclusions.
Per definition, atheistic evolution leads away from Christ, and
theistic evolution which provides a place for God or some other
deity, is similarly unable to explain the origin of life, because the
essential role of Christ as Creator is excluded from consideration.
In Colossians 2:3, the New Testament describes Jesus Christ as the
source of all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; He is therefore
also the source of all biological information. Similarly, John’s
distinctive introductory words uniquely identify the information
source with Jesus, the incarnate Word of God: “
In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God. . . . Through him all things were made; without him nothing
was made that has been made. . . . He was in the world, and . . . the world was made through Him” (John 1:1–10). The theorems
mentioned above, in particular 5, 7, and 8, are thus confirmed in
the Bible, because the information found in biological systems
requires a really brilliant initiator of ideas. New information can
only originate through a creative thought process. Understanding,
wisdom, planning, and profound thoughts mutually imply one
another, and they are synonyms for the present-day concepts of
intelligence and information.
The Bible expresses this relationship in many ways:
Proverbs 3:19: “By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place.”
Psalm 40:5: “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned.”
Psalm 104:24: “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”
All these affirmations make it clear that Christ is not only the Prime Source of all biological information, but He is also the Creator of all life. When this answer is accepted, then all evolutionist concepts about the origin of life prove to be false.
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