Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008): Source of Information

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The clip source of information from Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) with David Berlinski

The cell...
The clip source of information from Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) with David Berlinski

The cell really is like nothing we've ever seen in the physical world.
That's got to be firmly grasped.
That's not something we can just say,
"oh, well, it's just a little bit more of the same old, same old.
It's not the same old, same old.
What we are finding is that there's information
That's in the cell that cannot be accounted for
In terms of these undirected material causes,
And so there's some other--
So there has to be an information source.
So one of the key questions faced by modern biology
Is where do you get information from?
Well, darwin assumed
That the increase in information
Comes from natural selection.
But natural selection reduces genetic information,
And we know this from all the genetic manipulation studies that we have.
Where is the new genetic information gonna come from?
Well, that's the big question.
So when we find information in the dna molecule,
The most likely explanation
Is that it, too, had an intelligent source.
We need engineering principles
To understand these systems, okay?
It's only because of our advancements in nanotechnology
That we can even begin to appreciate these systems.
But using intelligent design
Didn't seem to stop the scientists I spoke with.
So why all the controversy?
Suppose we find, simply as a matter of fact,
That our scientific inquiries point in one direction.
Which is that there is an intelligent creator.
Why should we eliminate that from discussion?
Streng verboten? How come? Why?
Streng verboten. Very good.
What does streng verboten mean, "strongly forbidden"?
Strongly forbidden.
You've got two possible hypotheses.
You've got a wall through the middle--
Through your brain, in effect-- through your thinking.
You say, well, you can't consider anything on this side of the wall.
Only hypotheses on this side of the wall
Are permissible for consideration.
What about academic freedom?
I mean, can't we just talk about this?
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