Information Theory: George Gilder at Bar-Ilan University
God's Creation - The Coded Language of DNA - video
"Evolution lacks a scientifically acceptable explanation of the source of the precisely planned codes within cells without which there can be no proteins and hence, no life." David A. Kaufman PhD.
The Capabilities of Chaos and Complexity - David L. Abel - 2009 Excerpt: "A monstrous ravine runs through presumed objective reality. It is the great divide between physicality and formalism. On the one side of this Grand Canyon lies everything that can be explained by the chance and necessity of physicodynamics. On the other side lies those phenomena than can only be explained by formal choice contingency and decision theory—the ability to choose with intent what aspects of ontological being will be preferred, pursued, selected, rearranged, integrated, organized, preserved, and used. Physical dynamics includes spontaneous non linear phenomena, but not our formal applied-science called non linear dynamics(i.e. language,information).
i.e. There are no physical or chemical forces between the nucleotides along the linear axis of DNA (where the information is) that causes the sequence of nucleotides to exist as they do. In fact as far as the foundational laws of the universe are concerned the DNA molecule doesnt even have to exist at all.
"There is no known law of nature, no known process and no known sequence of events which can cause information to originate by itself in matter" Werner Gitt - Former director of the German Federal Physics and Technology Institute
The materialistic argument essentially appears to be like this:
Premise One: No materialistic cause of specified complex information is known.
Conclusion: Therefore, it must arise from some unknown materialistic cause.
On the other hand, Stephen Meyer describes the intelligent design argument as follows:
Premise One: Despite a thorough search, no material causes have been discovered that demonstrate the power to produce large amounts of specified information.
Premise Two: Intelligent causes have demonstrated the power to produce large amounts of specified information.
Conclusion: Intelligent design constitutes the best, most causally adequate, explanation for the information in the cell.
As with evolution itself, the problem for the origin of life clearly turns out to be explaining where the information came from in the first place:
The problem of the origin of life is clearly basically equivalent to the problem of the origin of biological information.
Origin of life theorist Bernd-Olaf Kuppers in his book "Information and the Origin of Life".
Natural selection cannot explain the origin of life
Excerpt: DNA is not a special life-giving molecule, but a genetic databank that transmits its information using a mathematical code. Most of the workings of the cell are best described, not in terms of material stuff — hardware — but as information, or software. Trying to make life by mixing chemicals in a test tube is like soldering switches and wires in an attempt to produce Windows 98. It wont work because it addresses the problem at the wrong conceptual level. Paul Davies http://creation.com/ns-origin-of-life
"The belief of mechanist-reductionists that the chemical processes in living matter do not differ in principle from those in dead matter is incorrect. There is no trace of messages determining the results of chemical reactions in inanimate matter. If genetical processes were just complicated biochemistry, the laws of mass action and thermodynamics would govern the placement of amino acids in the protein sequences. Hubert P. Yockey: Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life, page 2 and 5
Evolution vs. Functional Proteins - Doug Axe - Video
Intelligent Design: Required by Biological Life? K.D. Kalinsky - Pg. 10 - 11
Case Three: an average 300 amino acid protein:
Excerpt: It is reasonable, therefore, to estimate the functional information required for the average 300 amino acid protein to be around 700 bits of information. I(Ex) - Inat and ID (Intelligent Design) is 10^155 times more probable than mindless natural processes to produce the average protein. http://www.newscholars.com/papers/ID%20Web%20Article.pdf
Scientific Evidence For God Creating The Universe - 2008 - video
Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis