At “Is information, not matter, the foundation for life?”, Commenter OldArmy94 asks,
… would you agree that there ALWAYS has to be an “encoder” and “decoder” for information to exist? To me, the reality of requiring both of those components, along with the information itself, is amongst the highest evidences for a Designer.
Okay, but here’s the hitch: The only source of information that we know of is intelligence. Human intelligences are the only kind of high intelligence we have any regular experience of. We reasonably infer divine intelligence based on that.
But humans are not just intelligent. They are also persons. (Theists usually hold that God is a Person too.) However, I do not know if an intelligence needs to be a person, with a sense of self, to create information. Perhaps that is not necessary.
The nice thing about getting past materialism and naturalism is that one can start to ask such questions. Readers? – O’Leary for News
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