This has been floating around a lot lately, and I think is basically the main premise of the book “Signiture in the Cell” by Meyer(although I haven’t read this book). It shows up in slightly different forms but is basically as follows:
1. DNA is a code
2. All code has an intelligent creator(or was created by a mind)
3. Therefore DNA had/has an intillegent creator.
Begging the question maybe? The best I understand it, it comes down to definitions of code, etc.
Appologists I know have tried to compare it with computer code, but this seems absurd. For one thing, computer code has no physical properties, and cannot exist without some sort of medium where as DNA has physical properties.
It seems DNA, when you get down to it, is just chemical reactions, and terms like “genetic code” are a bit of a misnomer. That or the “genetic code” is something we humans came up with to help us explain easier how DNA works.
Some computer programs can in fact create further code—seems like a good counter example to all code has an intelligent creator.
Still, I have a hard time refuting this one concisely. Thoughts?
Posted: November 4th 2012