If Information Theory Is Right, Darwinian Evolution Isn’t Even Possible
Essentially, a targeted search only performs better than a random one if we have independent information that improves our chances of finding what we’re looking for. If we don’t have the long-sought map directing us to where “X Marks the Spot!”, we must dig up the entire island to find the pirates’ treasure.
The cultural impact of Darwin’s theory of evolution (which asserts that new information is created through competition among life forms) is so great that few ever ask whether the evolutionary mode of creating new information is even possible. For one thing, anyone who asks such a question in an educational setting could find himself facing litigation.
Nevertheless, some do ask it, ID theorist Bill Dembski and Baylor professor of engineering Robert Marks being two of them. They started to work on the CoI idea a few years ago. But Marks’s dean at Baylor reacted by actually shutting down the Evolutionary Information Laboratory in 2007, though it later started up again and has performed well. … More.