Science and Technology
In The Beginning There Was Information - Why information is the Achilles’ heel of evolution
I am often asked if there is some scientific silver bullet out there that will bury the religion of evolutionism once and for all. The answer is that there are lots of them, if evolutionism were treated as a true scientific theory. Evolutionism has been scientifically bankrupt for over 100 years and should be consigned to the scrap heap of history as other discredited ideas have been. Evolutionists have been clever in disguising the weaknesses of their theory, but truth will out. DNA research has made clear the massive amount of information contained in genes. Human DNA has the equivalent of 500,000 pages of information. For evolutionists the unanswered question is, where did that information come from?
Information can only come from information. The ultimate source of all information is a mind. It cannot arise by itself out of dead matter and yet that is exactly what evolutionism requires. A cell requires massive amounts of proteins, but they have to be precisely organized. It is the precise organization dictated by DNA that gives the lie to all evolutionist stories, and they know it.
How far evolutionists will go in inventing stories to make their imaginings sound real is seen on the cover of the February 2005 issue of Discover magazine where the title states “BREAKTHROUGH – Testing Darwin – Scientists at Michigan State PROVE EVOLUTION WORKS” and it is printed across the photo of an ape. Someone seeing this cover might, and it is clearly intended that they should, believe that an experiment at Michigan State University has proven some aspect of the evolutionist story. The facts are quite the contrary. The story is about how computer scientists at Michigan State designed a computer program to work within specified bounds that was able to generate a number of models, some of which fit into a series of predetermined places. All of that as the author of the article proclaims that “Avida (the name of the program) is not a simulation of evolution; it is an instance of it”.
The author pretends that a computer simulation of life is the same as life, he then claims that many of the problems of evolution have been solved. The author even takes a slam at Creationists when he writes “Countless creationists download Avida in the hopes of finding a fatal flaw”. That’s not hard to do at all. The fatal flaw in this piece of nonsense is big enough to drive a truck thru. What is happening in this computer simulation is simply an example of an intelligently designed, although not all that intelligently interpreted, experiment. If this so-called testing of Darwinism were to have any merit, the computer and program would have had to design and build themselves. The biggest technical flaw in this experiment is that there is a predetermined target that the models are aimed at, but evolutionism is based on the premise that mutations are random occurrences without a predetermined purpose.
The central belief of evolutionism is that mindless matter and energy can, in time, produce order, complexity, information and, ultimately, mind. It is only the desperation of evolutionists that allows them to fantasize that this exercise in computer programming proves anything about evolution, except that it could never happen.
This farce is only the latest attempt to prove evolution, because every other attempt has failed. The only genuine large-scale attempt at proving evolution, work with fruit flies, has utterly failed to bring about the kind of changes demanded by evolutionary theory. The fossil record keeps letting them down, so evolutionists invented Punctuated Equilibrium, the theory that the lack of evidence of change in life forms is proof of evolution. Biological research, especially genetics, keeps finding greater amounts of information and complexity in living organisms, leading ever growing numbers of scientists to embrace intelligent design as the only logical explanation for life. Evolutionists cannot find evidence to support their storytelling in the real world, so they look to the fantasy world of computer simulation. Evolutionists will use this computer produced fantasy for a while to promote their religious dogma, but it will inevitably be replaced as people see thru its absurdity. But not to worry, evolutionists are nothing if not imaginative, they will invent something else to take its place.