Talk:Information theory argument

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Noticed some apologetics for the case of the information theory argument added that were begging for responses in boxes. I didn't change anything the Creepsdark (the person who made the additions) except a few spelling errors. I feel that the apologetics being added do not seem to grasp the concept of random mutation and natural selection or perhaps I'm just missing something fundamental in what they are saying. If any apologist could spell it out for me I'll change my responses or remove them. Otherwise, their primary argument seems to be the old "there is never any new information added" argument which is easily remedied by understanding the wide variety of ways that new nucleotides are added which have been observed in nature and in the lab.

--Deimossaturn 16:39 8 July 2010 (EST)
The problem is the argument is a version of the watchmaker argument, and we can simply point out the evolution is a natural process that encodes DNA and therefore the premise is clearly false. Having a good background in information theory, I'm always somewhat stunned by the terrible "information" counter arguments. DNA is perfectly fine to qualify for being a "code", but most codes are made and produced by computer programs nowadays so there's like a trillion errors in the argument. Going around failing to grasp information qua Shannon does not a counter argument make. The counter argument is that the premises are false because DNA is the result of evolution and evolution is generally not considered a mind. Tatarize 18:03, 30 September 2010 (CDT)
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