ID critic Ed George was asked the following question: “Are you suggesting that the genetic code works through a series of chemical reactions?”
His response: “Duh!”
When asked to elucidate, he wrote the following comment:
DNA is a chemical (deoxyribonucleic acid). It interacts with other chemicals (e.g., transcriptase) to form yet other chemicals (e.g., RNA) that reacts with other chemicals (e.g., amino acids) to form other chemicals (e.g., proteins). This is admittedly overly simplified, but there is nowhere in this process that does not involve chemical reactions.
It is astonishing that someone who purports to be able to describe how DNA works (even on a simplified basis) would display such ignorance. Every educated person — theist, atheist, materialist, monist, dualist, etc. — knows that at a fundamental level DNA is about information. It is called the genetic code for a reason. Consider the very first line of the Wiki entry:
The genetic code is the set of rules used by living cells to translate information encoded within genetic material (DNA or mRNA sequences of nucleotide triplets, or codons) into proteins.
This is not the least bit controversial, as evidenced by the fact that Wiki did not censor it as it censors anything with the slightest whiff of pro-ID slant. Yet here is EG coming into these pages and pronouncing it is all accomplished through “chemical reactions.” Graphite is a chemical. Carbon is a chemical. Ed seems to believe that a sentence written in pencil on a piece of paper can be accounted for completely by the interaction of the graphite and carbon.
Stunning. Only a person blinded by materialist dogma would express these views.