Natures wonders:bacteria fight each other (Introduction)

by dhw, Monday, February 18, 2013, 19:34 (2488 days ago) @ David Turell

Dhw: 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".

DAVID: I refer to the information that runs the processes of life.

Thank you for this clarification. Information clearly exists on a variety of levels that do NOT require intelligence (in the sense of creation by God). I agree with you that the information that runs the processes of life requires intelligence, and we agreed earlier that this intelligence resides within the cells of living organisms themselves. The perpetual dispute is over how it got there.

DAVID: This information for life to work must come from somewhere and only thinking minds can supply information of that sort. [...] Viewed this way it is hard to avoid God.

Obviously atheists don't find it hard at all, and I'm afraid the argument takes us back yet again to a choice of faiths (see my reply to George, under "Evolution and atheism", and to yourself under "The difference of Man"). Neither of you has any evidence for your respective hypotheses. Viewed this way it should be hard to avoid the picket fence.

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