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Prof. Dr. Werner Gitt

Refuting Evolution by Scientific Laws

Viele Menschen gehen davon aus, dass das Leben auf der Erde durch Evolution entstanden ist und meinen, dass dies wissenschaftlich bewiesen sei. Anhand der Naturgesetze der Information stellt Prof. Dr. Werner Gitt sechs Schlussfolgerungen auf, die eindeutig die Möglichkeit der Entstehung des Lebens durch Evolution ausschließen.

"Die stärkste Argumentation in der Wissenschaft ist immer dann gegeben, wenn Naturgesetze angewandt werden, um einen Vorgang oder eine Idee zu begründen oder auch zu widerlegen. In allen Lebewesen finden wir eine geradezu unvorstellbare Menge an Information, die unbedingt erforderlich ist für die Baupläne der Individuen und für die Steuerung aller komplexen Vorgänge in den Zellen. Mit Hilfe der Naturgesetze der Information werden wir nachweisen, dass jegliche Information, und damit auch die biologische Information, einen intelligenten Urheber benötigt."

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Refuting Evolution by Scientific Laws

The strongest arguments in scientific discussions occur when scientific laws are incorporated. When studying living things we find an astonishing amount of information necessary as blueprints for each individual, and for controlling the highly organized processes in the cells that compose an individual. Using scientific laws of information we will establish that all information, including biological information, requires an intelligent originator.

What is a Scientific Law?

If statements about the observable world are consistently and repeatedly confirmed to be universally true and never refuted, we refer to them as scientific laws. Scientific Laws represent the highest level of scientific certainty because:

  • they know no exception.
  • they tell us whether a process being contemplated is possible or not.
  • they exist prior to, and independent of, their discovery and formulation.
  • they can always be successfully applied to unknown situations.

When we refer to the laws of physics and chemistry, we usually call them “laws of nature”. But to claim that our world can be described solely in terms of material/natural quantities is an incomplete view of reality. Our world also includes nonmaterial entities such as information, will, intelligence and consciousness. The same scientific procedures used for identifying “laws of nature” are also used for identifying laws governing nonmaterial entities. These laws of nonmaterial entities exhibit the same attributes as listed above for the “laws of nature”. Therefore scientific laws for nonmaterial entities fulfill the same conditions as the “laws of nature” for material quantities and possess a similar power of inference. We use the term Scientific Laws to refer to “laws of nature” and “laws of nonmaterial entities”.

Definition of Information and its Scientific Laws

Describing the Scientific Laws of Information and analyzing an unknown system will require an unambiguous and precise definition of information.

Universal Information is being spoken or written when the following five hierarchical levels can be found: Statistics, Cosyntics (code, grammar, vocabulary), Semantics (meaning), Pragmatics (action) and Apobetics (goal, result).

Four Scientific Laws of Information are:

SLI-1: A material entity cannot generate a nonmaterial entity.

SLI-2: Universal information is a nonmaterial fundamental entity.

SLI-3: Universal information cannot be created by random physicochemical interactions (interactions without controlling intelligence.)

SLI-4: Universal information can only be created by an intelligent sender. An intelligent sender is conscious, has a will of its own, is creative, thinks autonomously and acts purposefully.

Hereafter, with the help of the Scientific Laws of Information, significant conclusions will be drawn.

Six far-reaching Conclusions

Having established the Scientific Laws of Information we can now effectively apply them in far-reaching conclusions. Because our questions will surpass possible scientific answers, we will need a superior source of information and for me as a Christian this is the Bible. Hereafter we will first mention the scientific conclusions on the basis of the Scientific Laws of Information and then we will indicate the Biblical reference which will confirm the scientific result or even surpass it.

Conclusion C1:

Because it can be established that all forms of life contain a DNA/RNA code, as well as all of the other levels of Universal Information, we are within our definition of Universal Information. We can therefore conclude: there must be an intelligent sender who created the DNA/RNA coding system! (Applying SLI-4)

There has never been an observable process which demonstrates Universal Information originating without prior intelligence. This also must be valid for all of the Universal Information present in living things. So SLI-4 demands an intelligent sender (originator) who wrote the DNA/RNA codes. Therefore, Conclusion C1 is proof for the existence of god and also a scientific refutation of atheism.

Conclusion C2:

The information encoded in DNA far exceeds all of our current technologies. No human being could possibly qualify as the sender. Instead, this sender must be outside of our visible world. We can conclude that: There is only one sender, who must not only be exceptionally intelligent, but must possess an infinitely large amount of information and intelligence, i.e. he must be omniscient (all knowing). (Applying SLI-1, SLI-4)

Imagine this sender (originator, creator, god) was limited in intelligence then a “super god” with more intelligence who taught him was required. Because this “super god” also needed a teacher we finally will need an infinite number of gods. Since an infinite regress is impossible we must end at an all knowing and unlimited god. The logical equivalent and simpler alternative is to propose a single god. This god, however, must be infinitely intelligent, nonmaterial, and in command of an infinite amount of information. He must be all knowing (omniscient).

This second conclusion is also taught by the Bible. There is only one God: “I am the first and I am the last; apart from Me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6). If this God is all knowing (C2) then He has knowledge of all things about the present, the past and even the future. But if He knows all things, even beyond all restrictions of time, then He Himself must be eternal! This is also written in Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 40:28; Daniel 6:26.

Conclusion C3:

Because the Sender:

  • has ingeniously encoded the information into the DNA molecules,
  • must have designed the intricately organized bio-machinery that decodes the information and carries out all the processes of biosynthesis, and
  • has created all the details of the original construction and reproductive capacities of all living things,

we can conclude that: the Sender performed (expected action) His purpose and, therefore, He must be very powerful!

In C2 we determined on the basis of scientific laws that the Sender (Creator, God) must be all knowing, nonmaterial and eternal. Now we will consider the question of the extent of His power. By applying the same logic as in C2, we achieve the result that this God must also be almighty.

This is also testified by the Bible: “’I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty’” (Revelation 1:8).

Conclusion C4:

Man is able to generate new Universal Information that cannot originate solely from our material body. Therefore, we can conclude that man must have a nonmaterial component (soul, spirit). This also refutes the philosophy of Materialism. (Applying SLI-1, SLI-2).

Evolutionary biology is locked into an exclusively materialistic paradigm. With the aid of the laws of information, Materialism may be refuted as follows: We all have the capacity to create new information (e.g., in letters, books), this requires that humans have a nonmaterial component. Matter alone cannot do this (SLI-1). Therefore, in addition to our material body, a nonmaterial component (soul, spirit) is necessary. The Bible, in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, confirms this conclusion: “May God Himself, the God of peace…keep your whole spirit, soul and body blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The body is the material component of a person while soul and spirit are nonmaterial.

Brain: Because of the materialistic way of thinking in science, researchers work with the following assumption: “Our brain is the source of Universal Information.” This assumption is wrong because our brain consists of matter and cannot generate new Universal Information (SLI-1). The brain, therefore, cannot be the original source of Universal Information; it is only a data-processing machine albeit an extremely organized one.

Conclusion C5:

Because information is the basic component of all life, which cannot originate from mass and energy alone, an intelligent sender is required. But since all theories of chemical and biological evolution demand that Universal Information must originate from mass and energy alone (no sender), we can conclude that all these theories and concepts of chemical and biological evolution MUST be wrong. (Applying SLI-1, SLI-2)

The evolutionary theory tries to explain that life is a purely material phenomenon on a physicochemical level. The laws of Universal Information exclude the idea of chemical evolution i.e., from chemicals to the first primordial cell. Also excluded is biological evolution i.e., from the first primordial cell to man.

Adaptation within a species (e.g., Darwin’s finches having different types of beaks), can be observed. The information needed for these changes to occur did not arise from mutations but was programmed into the original Kinds of birds created by God.

In Genesis, Chapter 1 we read that God created the individual Kinds of plants and animals and that each Kind reproduced only itself. However, within each original Kind there were informational programs that produced a wide variety of individual plants and animals thereby allowing them to adapt to changing or different environments. Once again, both chemical and biological evolutions are refuted!

Conclusion C6:

Because life contains a nonmaterial entity, matter alone could not have originated it. From this we conclude: There is no process inherent within matter alone that leads from non-living chemicals to living organisms. (Applying SLI-1)

All living organisms consist of both matter and a nonmaterial component (information). Conclusion C6 refutes the emergence of life from spontaneous chemical interactions. Thus, the search for life evolving on planets of other stars is futile.

Summary

By means of the Scientific Laws of Universal Information we refute several widespread evolutionary ideas:

  • purely materialistic thinking in biological sciences,
  • all popular ideas of evolution (cosmic, chemical and biological evolution),
  • Materialism/Naturalism restrict reality to mass and energy alone.
  • Atheism.

Furthermore, we establish:

  • the existence of an Originator (Creator, God), required by the Scientific Laws of Universal Information.
  • the Originator must be omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipotent (all-powerful).
  • that man must have a nonmaterial component (soul, spirit).
  • that our brain cannot be the source of new Universal Information.

Who is the Sender, Who is the Creator?

We now zero in on a very important question: Who is the Sender of biological information, and Who is the Originator of all Kinds of life? God the Father delegated to His Son the task for creation and therefore we are told about Jesus in the New Testament (Colossians 1:15-17): „Who is the image of the invisible God ... For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, ... all things were created by Him, and for Him. And He is before all things, and by Him all things are held together.“ Therefore there is nothing in our world that wasn’t created by the Lord Jesus Christ, including the huge universe, every microbe, every ant, every giraffe and also mankind.

A breathtaking thought

Jesus is the Person Who has existed since all eternity and He is the King of the kingdom of heaven. All power is given unto Him in heaven and in earth (Matthew 28:18). Can we grasp the following breathtaking thought? The Man on the Cross of Calvary and the Creator of the universe and of all life is one and the same person! In His unfathomable love towards us He let Himself be crucified and He didn’t fight back so that the door of heaven could be opened for us. Whoever discards this gift of salvation will lose all: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation?” (Hebrew 2:3). Anyone who will accept Him will gain everything because Jesus said: “He that hears my Word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting life … he is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24). Ask the Lord Jesus for forgiveness of all your sins, so you will be forgiven and not come under God’s judgment. Accept Him as the Creator, your personal Savior and live your life in obedience to His commands!

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