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The Evidence for God found in Complex Information
Because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations. - Romans 1:19-21
Without information, there would be no operation or functions of life. In order to understand the precise meaning of what information is, the term will have to encompass a spectrum of attributes.
- What is it that drives man and machine?
There are specific attributes contained in the meaning: action, purpose with the use of code, syntax, and statistics. Without some type of language to communicate, information would not be relayed; man and machine would not be able to operate.
In mathematics, symbols are used to present a solution to a condition. The difference in the symbols used may show or display a pattern or complex information to be deciphered. If there was no meaning to the symbols, it would be impossible to decipher, thus no information would be attained.
A sequence of symbols can be represented as information. The information is only relevant if it has meaning. Although there may be symbols, letters, and words, a statistical evaluation would be measured to the frequency of those used.
When certain rules are applied allowing combinations and arrangements of abstract symbols, they are the constructs or syntax of information. The symbols presented are in sets of code with a required amount of symbols to be used. The choice of code depends on the mode of communication for the receiver to recognize as meaningful information.
An empirical requirement for code is that it must be meaningful and necessary. Without properly adhering to a type of code, information would not be understood or known both to the sender or the receiver. An intellectual and intelligent process is the result of the creator or originator of the code system.
A systematic code is created by an intellectual and intelligent process that has been preconceived.
- All forms of matter can carry code, but where or what does the origin of the code come from?
The combination of symbols works when the basic ones form into more complex elements or structures into a language that refers to objects and concepts. The structures provide meaning by defining them in order to convey a message that makes sense, semantically sound, and can be understood.
The meaning of information is an intellectual concept from the sender who could not have originated from random chemical process or collision of particles because an outcome with a purpose is not unguided. The laws of statistics or quantum mechanics do not manifest purpose, but try to make a connection with the effects of the information.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. - 1 John 5:13
An intelligent purpose requires an intelligent being to communicate information, which is not guided by happenstance. There cannot be a non-intelligent receiver who is not created by intelligence.
The purposes of the sender of information are the expectations of a desired action, response, or a result in a fixed or creative construct. The design of operational machinery requires information that is necessary to affect mass and energy. The greater the efficiency of a certain machine requires a higher intellectual value to create the intended result. The highest level of information is teleological, which comprises of the true intention of the sender. The information being conveyed must be valid for both the sender and receiver.
Natural events coupled with chance are the a-priori limitations (statistical) materialist’s use in their assumption of the origin of information. All the attributes of information should be used without an ideological assumption. Materialism conveys that the result of high complexity has no purpose and is the result of chance and determinism. This has never been seen to happen.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. - Genesis 1:1-5
"...We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so-stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a-priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door..." Richard Lewontin (evolutionist) "Billions and Billions of Demons", The New York Review, January 1997, p.31
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