Genetic information is a product of a mind.
Information is purposeful - it conveys knowledge about or prescribes something meaningful, such as data, function, concept, or process
It is prescriptive - it prescribes biological functions
It prescribes organismal features, such as organs, their arrangement in a body plan, and their relationship to each other
It prescribes the regulation of information expression in time (4th dimension of genetic information) to maintain and operate an organism
It possesses a code system which is the alphabet of it's language system
It possesses linguistics properties - phonetics, semantics, punctuation, syntax, and grammar
Language is physically represented by symbols
Symbolism is non-material - symbols represent objects, processes, or concepts which are external to themselves
The application of meaning to a symbol and interpretation of meaning from a symbol is a mental process, not a material process
Minds apply meaning to matter, not the other way around
It is illogical to apply mental properties to matter
Information is a non-material entity
Once information has been created it may be encoded upon a medium. The information is created first and encoded upon a medium afterward. The medium upon which information is encoded does not precede the creation of the information.
Information is not bound to whatever medium upon which it is encoded - information does not change when encoded upon various mediums and it is conveyed without relocation of any portion of the medium upon which it is encoded
Information cannot be physically measured because it has no physical dimensions or mass - the concept of measuring one pound or one meter of information is nonsensical.
Example: The information in a book can be copied onto any other medium without the information changing in any way and without relocation of the material medium upon which it is encoded:
Reading a book: If information and minds were both physical, it would be impossible to receive (read) the information in a book without relocating the material of the book into the brain of the reader.
Reading a printed message to another person: If information and minds were both physical, it would be impossible to convey (read aloud) the information in a book without relocating the material of the book into the brain of the listener.
Speaking to an audience: If information and minds were both physical, it would be impossible to share information with an audience without relocating the material of the provider's brain to the brains of the each member of the audience.
10 Laws of Nature Regarding Information which verify that creation is true and evolution is false:
The following is a transcript of Dr. Werner Gitt from his book, "In the Beginning Was Information".
Anything material, such as physical/chemical processes, cannot create something non-material
Information is a non-material fundamental entity and not a property of matter
Information requires a material medium for storage and transmission
Information cannot arise from statistical processes
There can be no information without a code - no thought or idea can be shared without a code
All codes result from an intentional choice and agreement between sender and recipient
The determination of meaning for and from a set of symbols is a mental process that requires intelligence
There can be no new information without an intelligent, purposeful sender
Any given chain of information can be traced back to an intelligent source
Information comprises the non-material foundation for all:
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Since the DNA code of all life is clearly within the definition domain of information, we conclude that there must be a sender
Since the density and complexity of the DNA encoded information is billions of times greater than man's present technology, we conclude that the sender must be supremely intelligent
Since the sender must have
encoded (stored) the information into the DNA molecules,
constructed the molecular biomachines required for the encoding, decoding, and synthesizing process and,
designed all the features for the original life forms,
We conclude the sender must be purposeful and supremely powerful,
Since information is a non-material fundamental entity and cannot originate from material quantities, we conclude that the sender must have a non-material component
Since information is a non-material fundamental entity and cannot originate from material quantities, and since information also originates from man, we conclude man's nature must have a non-material component (spirit)
Since information is a non-material entity, we conclude that the assumption "the universe is comprised solely of mass and energy" is false.
biological information originates only from an intelligent sender and,
all theories of chemical and biological evolution require that information must originate solely from mass and energy alone (without a sender), we conclude that all theories or concepts of biological evolution are false.
Anyone who disagrees with these laws and conclusions must falsify them by demonstrating the initial origin of information from purely material sources. Therefore, the laws of nature about information have,
refuted the assumption of scientific materialism and the theories of chemical and biological evolution
all philosophies or theories based on the assumption of scientific materialism including chemical and biological evolution are falsified by the laws of nature about information.