Further to: Origin of life research still “abject failure” (Franklin Harold)? The answers will remain murky because the researchers are trying to get information out of matter. Great physicists have said it was the other way around:
Here’s the trailer for a new film addressing the problem, The Information Enigma
Information drives the development of life. But what is the source of that information? Could it have been produced by an unguided Darwinian process? Or did it require intelligent design? The Information Enigma is a fascinating 21-minute documentary that probes the mystery of biological information, the challenge it poses to orthodox Darwinian theory, and the reason it points to intelligent design. The video features molecular biologist Douglas Axe and Stephen Meyer, author of the books Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt.
It isn’t even clear how to relate the common measurements of information with the common measurements of matter and energy. But, of course, there is always another theory on offer that ignores the basic problem and tries to derive the bit from the it.
Also note: What IS information, when so many sciences disagree? (a meeting of interested scientists and philosophers November 13-14 in Seattle)
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