Natures wonders:bacteria fight each other (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Sunday, February 17, 2013, 15:46 (2557 days ago) @ dhw

dhw:It depends on what you mean by information. Winds, rocks and heads are all imbued with information. So if a gust of wind dislodges a rock, which accidentally falls on my head and kills me, the authorities will examine the relevant information (e.g. speed of wind, composition and position of rock, position of dhw, composition of head etc.), and will attribute this truly tragic combination of information to blind chance rather than to the planning of an intelligent mind. It does, however, take intelligence to perceive, classify, identify and use information. If you think ALL information has to come from and be supplied by God, it would be very helpful if you could define exactly what you mean by "information".

I refer to the information that runs the processes of life. Rocks have information of a diffrent kind, as an example. They don't 'process' anything. They are processed by erosion, but we are now discussing physical non-living forces. The processes of life require information from the beginning of life.
This information for life to work must come from somewhere and only thinking minds can supply information of that sort. The information in rocks is a discovery of rocks conents by minds who study rocks. Viewed this way it is hard to avoid God.

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