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LIFE IS FOR THE LIVELY
Created, Controlled and Articulated into Being
by the Eternal Life
which is in Christ Jesus (I John 1:1-8, Colossians 1:13-18):
We are not impersonal
and our race tends to resent attributions of this kind in practice:
neither are we such; nor is our origin, nor is our destiny!
Let us look first at these two divulgements from God in His word, in order.
The Message of God is the Definition, Plight
and Resolution for Man,
not in some kind of magic, or magician,
natural, secular or spiritualistic,
but at the Foot
Mountain of Divine Majesty, the Cross of Christ.
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon,
and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life -
the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness,
and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us - that which we have seen and heard we declare to you,
that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
"This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you,
that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
"If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness,
we lie and do not practice the truth.
"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned,
we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."
Now to the Colossians passage.
"He has delivered us from the power of darkness
and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence."
As our construction is exquisite, so is our redemption; and as colossal wisdom is in our very being, made by Him whose wisdom is basic to any and to all, so is it provided for its recovery to Himself, in peace and harmony, filial awe and that intense love which befits such a sovereign as this!
Now let us look at some recent developments which as usual, have such a friendly relationship with the word of God, as found in His works in the natural order, that it raises one's awe to joy, and one's joy to prayer!
Some years ago, some work was provided in the volume, The True God has Go, Gives Grace and Glory. This has now been approximately doubled, including results of new research, and as one of the beautiful coincidences of research and revelation is brought here to light.
The Proper Place for Junk is not the Home but the Cross
and the Correct Site for Creation now is the Heart.
WHEN JUNK is the name given to
INFORMATION ABOUT INFORMATION USAGE,
what is JUNK is not the material, but the thought concerning it!
The continual augmentation of office for 'junk' DNA is in itself an important lesson in the history of science.
The idea of 'junk' of non-functional DNA, highly contrived, and integrally associated elements of production capacity that yet don't do anything noticeably useful for the extant creature, has been assigned with the all too common 'scientific' filling of gaps. Thus if you don't KNOW what it does, it does nothing.
This specious and in effect hilarious non sequitur, rather like saying that if Mr Smith, your neighbour, some of whose affairs are known, and some not, does not work in the way you conceive, then he is a loafer. In fact, he is a) a spy b) an author c) on special leave d) resting after a massive task e) on assignment to meet special emergencies for which he is studying, or which require instant availability, and so on.
Fascinating articles have appeared in the Technical Journal (TJ), in Volume 14 (2) in 2000 with a supplement in Volume 19 (1) in 2005, recently out. Here the matters are traced in enormous detail, with reference to ongoing research. It is shown that there are an increasing list of highly complex functions of what had been derogated into 'junk', in terms of many actualities or possibilities, and some are traced in detail, including disease related elements.
Batten cites a prominent geneticist, Prof. John Mattick of the University of Queensland in Brisbane with the position that non-coding DNA is part of a sophisticated 'operating system', and with the data given, deems this to have adequate justification. This does seem an excellent way of handling perspective when one examines some of the detailed work this non-coding DNA does. There appears to be provision for the means of facilitation, acceleration, early generation embryonically, duplication for dynamic and the general work which enables a 'simple' thing to become a multi-task, multi-functional entity, fit for a multitude of concerns and considerations, so that it may continue to be what it is, a kind of thing, just as an aeroplane may in storm and tempest, heights and low-flying, and landing.
Indeed, Professor Mattick is cited as declaring this: "the failure to recognise the implications of the non-coding DNA will go down as the biggest mistake in the history of molecular biology." (The reference given is : Genius of Junk (DNA) Catalyst, ABC TV, July 10, 2003, transcript).
A few elements of this labour of the non-coding segments which are being investigated with acumen, may be noted.
First, there is the multi-task phenomenon, unlike that in older computers, and this requires DNA machinery to enable it, when required. Sophistication is on the ground floor here!
Again, there is gene diversification provision, which may have accelerated multiplicity of forms within kind, after the flood. Speed can be of the essence under pressing challenges.
Recent research shows, says Dr Don Batten in Vol. 19 (1) that a large chunk of 'junk' DNA is operative in embryonic development. From the Jackson laboratory in Jackson, Maine USA, come experimental indications which suggest the field for this to be DNA regulation of gene expression, in the case of more than one third of mouse and human genomes "previously thought to be non-functional."
More than one third is thus at one thrust put back into function. How ludicrously misnamed was that junk, almost as if some immature 'kid' had in riotous disdain talked of all the old bald-heads who did nothing useful, because he simply did not UNDERSTAND! How imprecise, again we must stress, is this philosophy of science which displaces knowledge, and masquerades as in bombastic assignments of this or that on the basis of preference, prejudice or ignorance, it mars or marries things off in various ways. Those who do not refuse such premature pontifications deserve the secular popes they get! Those who like Mattick in the case in point, point to functional actualities and knowledge, are to be congratulated.
Thus, if in any point, one opts for knowledge properly so called, then it is necessary to SHOW by what you KNOW that such and such is only this or never that. Guessing is not God! As Dr Sarfati points out in his Refuting Evolution pp. 128-129, the DNA has to be translated, and the enzymes enabling this are themselves encoded, as is the editing machinery required for its work. Code stares in the face the dissident, and a code compact in mutual complexities is no less than a systematic conceptual apparatus expressed in practical terms. Why harass the stars when intelligence pats one on the head, and says, There, there! but you did not collect it from there!
In reality, the genes in the DNA are encoded, the key to 'unlocking' them into practice is encoded, the correction apparatus is encoded. It is one thing to have a force impact on matter and accelerate it quite directly. If however you have codes, and these are present in an integral correlation within feature after feature of a construction which operates to produce the most brilliant design man has ever seen invested in matter, so that unless all work, none work, and that all work with an economy of force, because of the codes' provisions, mutually co-operating; and if moreover, the language everywhere found to be translated in such ways, is one and common: then you have one system, one word, one work.
That is how system discovers itself: there is common ideational expression, symbolic unity, co-operative function. It is not only irreducible complexity, but mentally producible symbolism, cohesively constrained unity and functionally focussed outcome. When these elements are all present: ONE language, ONE coding, ONE decoding, ONE editing and ONE outcome for each structure, then we do not appeal to nothing as the cause, but something. (Cf. Stepping Out for Christ ... Ch. 9, Repent or Perish Ch. 7, esp. endnotes.)
There is no greater causative phenomenon on earth than the material, moral, spiritual, mental and aesthetic, spiritual and ontological nature of man. Required is something adequate.
What has the power to impress symbols in a world of symbolic expression, to encode command with a minimising dexterity and maximising diversity within the kind, enabling its life in stages of its initiation into working life, as in the embryo case (as it now appears much of the 'junk' DNA does), and to use spacing techniques (by entrons, once thought to be junk) for various administrative purposes, depending on the case, the need and the scope of the entire plan ?
What is to manipulate the symbols of thought must think, and what has to integrate systems must have understanding, and what is to integrate systems to a functional focus must have purpose, and intelligence of a kind more robust than that of man, when man himself is the product! (cf. Sparkling Life ... Ch. 8, SMR Chs. 1, 3, 10). Media do not disguise the necessity of means to manage them, but merely provide scope and opportunity for such action.
Since this is the working room, it is not the worker. Since these are the materials, they are not the maker. Since these are produced, they are not the producer. He is not junk, and He is vindicated in so many ways, of which the substantial number of extremely sophisticated provisions in what was once called 'junk' DNA is merely an example, as man begins to learn instead of dash off notes, that modern man is unmasked as an imposter in his blind hypothesis, based in guesswork, alien to logic and contrary to scientific method.
It is always the same: nothing produces nothing and nothing inadequate produces results divorced from its powers, when you come to ultimates. If it is not there, it does not come. The ONLY thing that can EVER come is from what was adequate to produce it, and talk of 'chance' which is merely the absence of purpose in a given system, is sheer waste of time (cf. Ancient Words, Modern Deeds Chs. 9 and 13).
That is simply to ask the system that is to produce the system to be, to be something else; and without having the mental, intelligent, the integrating, the constructive, the mathematical, the coding and the conceptual power required to impart existence and co-operation with stringent system, yet so to act. It is the ultimate metamorphosis, the pantomime of entertaining children, though addressed to adults, the despatch of marvels by words, and the dictates of thought addressed to matter which always has the good sense to smirk surreptitiously as it refuses once and for all, in all ways and at all times, to carry out the perquisites of those who insist on bypassing logic with magic.
It is however quite useless to shut your eyes and chant the mantra 'chance' . By NO chance does what systematically lacks produce what systematically does not lack; and unless it had what it takes, it will not because it cannot provide. To import a smuggled in additive is the illicit imputation. You speak of one thing, but USE something far more, though failing to give it a name!
Mind, matter and spirit do not arise from nothing, nor does any part of them arise from itself or some illicit and unendowed substitute, as if 'progress' were some inane additive to any given layer of activity, and to come from thinking about it. You need for each what that has, and not some mouthing of a word. You do not add imposed features to a system which resolutely refuses to be so encumbered, by calling on philosophy. That, it is not science but daydreaming. In man's trilogy of life, EACH part requires a cause, their inter-locking requires a cause, their causative phenomena in principle require a cause and the refusal of each to act as if they were inventive of another domain, when they merely act as made, requires a cause (cf. Causes, Delusive Drift or Divine Dynamic Ch. 3, News 94, Wake Up! Chs. 5, 6).
To produce a SERIES of systems over time or a SEQUENCE or a SCHEMA for anything, you need what it takes; and to have anything ever, you need what it takes always, since nothing is SO unproductive! That is eternity, and it is as useless, as egotistic in trend, to turn from it like some thwarted child because you are not IT!
It is; you derive.
You need to know your place. If children sometimes forget theirs to their own regress, adults are no less prone; and if children may the more now, by erring education added to their natural sin, fail to consider the parental reproof, or the teacher's, so no less do adults tend to fail to turn their hearts to their Creator's response and call, even that from eternity.
The liberty to refuse is more astonishing as a POWER given to man than any other component, except that which is entirely dependent on it, the liberty to love. Freedom and love are inseparable correlatives, since what MUST respond in such a way is merely someone else's idea, and has nothing of itself.
The cause is sufficient for all of this, and is that God who purposes what He proposes, disposes what He creates and invents in correlative cooperation and synchronous dexterity, as any inventor does, what makes things happen the way he wants. Part of this is the person identity, which man has, and this it is which may defy Him, but not with wisdom or constructive result; or love Him with results as incalculably wonderful as is life in the first place.
The difference in invention is not only, however, the SCOPE of the inventions, such as these, but this: that the eternal God is author of all the systems, giving contrived and contained existence its place and time its invention. Subject to nothing, He makes time a form of constraint.
He is author even of the concept of system, and the capacity of things to be things, to exist, and to be schematised, organised and implemented; and confined existence for these, one and all, requiring now this way, now that, thought and mode and form and fabrication, attests His versatility, just as the common elements exhibit His signature in oneness. Indeed, these being one, with one only language of life, His vehicle, He makes them all interact with ingenuities more admirable than marvel can find, so that the only important question is how to avoid junking HIM, by pompous pronouncement, and instead to find Him (cf. Spiritual Refreshings... Ch. 13). As Genesis said, God SPOKE and it was so.
Science like reason itself, requires Him (cf. Earth Spasm... Chs. 1, 7, Deliverance from Disorientation Ch. 7, CASCADE ... 3 , Spiritual Refreshings ... Ch. 16).
It is only a viral or parasitic infection into some of modern science which would have people think otherwise. Junk guesswork is no more than that. Reason's requirements are wholly other (see specifications below). Thus the specious, pseudo-scientific simplistic syndrome is popularised, while the realities are fought against, avoided, caricatured in a solemn high mass of idolatry of man, who ignoring the realities of power, progress, inter-face and the enormous energies of MAKING things, the fascinating CHALLENGES of making them work, and with all his prowess at SEEING these things in the interstices of his own computing exercises, waving a clowish hand, says with vain emptiness, Let it happen!
This world is not like that, nor reason, nor is science. It is time to wake up. The dream is over, and it has drenched this world in blood as Nazism and Communism and now power-hungry components of Islam, try to be 'fit' without fitting into what actually fashions things, whether politically fit, religiously fit, economically fit, fighting fit in this way or that, calling on what is not there, and presenting vacant man, from God a rebel, with all the deadly vulnerabilities to powers that are far from benign, ready to accelerate the evils (Luke 11:23-26), for negative growth is the ruin worse than recall .
Such things are considerably influential in a fallen world, seeking advance by 'natural' means, whether with Hitler or Marx. On this, see SMR pp. 127ff., 307-308, Aviary of Idolatry, Let God be God Ch. 13, History, Review and Overview ... Ch. 1, Ancient Words, Modern Deeds Ch. 14; and as Encyclopedia Britannica points out, the purgation of those held to have weak genes resulted in millions slaughtered by the Nazis. It was the T 4 eugenics program. It also notes that the Fascist philosophy had deep roots in many writers, and that Hitler's special line moved past political anti-semitism, solvable by emigration, religious anti-semitism, imagined to be solvable by 'conversion', to racial anti-semitism, the death warrant. The Jewish race was but one victim. Rosenberg even had races as if divinely created nexuses of power, as if a horse race. Contest, survival, superiority was everywhere. Militant Islam is by no means the first, nor will it be the last means of religious adventurism.
Even early, in Mein Kampf , Hitler deemed it a duty to bring the master race to its eminence, all in terms of naturalistic push, survival and superiority, a philosophic distillate of the imaginary machinery of Darwin, with political putsch, that push as vain as any other. The vanity of man whether in religious escapades, philosophic ones, works of nullity, or of idols that are the same but with names attached, it does not escape the confrontation with reality. You do not make the worlds by trying to be yourself, or imagining yourself to be somebody, racially, religiously, nationally or otherwise. It is the One equipped who did it, to whom race and face must bow.
Wisdom, understanding, power, contrivance, creativity, vision, purpose and a vast intelligence, all are needed for the construction of the universe and of man in particular. These things, qualities, sufficiencies, they do not invent themselves, as in the fey world of fairies. It is time to face the real issues.
The important question is this: As to the Creator, what does HE require! This is found, like all the rest, by investigation, rational, careful and composed. (Cf. SMR Ch. 1, Barbs, Arrows and Balms Ch. 17, Ch. 6, Ch. 3.) Required by reason, it is received by faith (cf. The Bright Light ... Ch. 7).
It would not be so if He desired to remain anonymous, but the only anonymity is the humanist irrationalism which seeks to avoid the obvious. He has declared in so many ways, times, places, words and people, and in the end by the incomparable Christ, who He is, what He wants and does not want, the latter including compulsive obsessions about ideas of our own, in the light of His truth, that any pretence that it is not known is like denying the invention of the wheel.
There is one book, one Jesus Christ, one substance of prophecy, one language of life, one language of prediction, of interdiction, one history-controlling book, one analysis which answers without omission all questions arising from life, and one person whose work is enshrined in a millenium of foretelling, and two of fulfilling what He has said, who alone presents remedy for man, so that his systems may not be aborted, that his needs that he justly seeks may not be thwarted and his horrendous conflicts may be replaced with peace.
Junk needs to be junked and Jesus to be received.
On the specifications in detail for the above elements of logic and science, here illustrated, see:
THE MEANING OF LIBERTY AND THE MESSAGE OF REMEDY
REASON, REVELATION and the REDEEMER
together with SMR Chs. 1, 3, 5, 8-10.
By way of update, one finds an interesting article in The Australian, February 19, 2008. The University of Queensland has created an algorithm which enables it to predict certain coding sequences, we learn.
In other words, the systematic thought back of these has been found out as to one of its coding controls, and being grasped, is re-applied to enable researchers to "look into this huge hidden layer of gene expression that hasn't been previously studied." That huge hidden layer ? It is in the arena of the non-coding RNA, not junk after all, which "controls various levels of gene expression in physiology and development, as well as in the brain."
Scarcely junk, is it! Speaking of an agreement between the University of Queensland and one of the "world's largest life science technology companies to commercialise the new tool", the journalist indicates that the "agreement involves an exclusive worldwide licence for the production of micro-array RNA chips, containing both coding and non-coding RNA probes." At first some 12,000 "of these non-coding genes" but later 100,000 are planned for coverage, to "boost the resolution of genetic information that researchers are able to target."
Thus the non-coding has not only information, but crucial and telling data concerning development, brain and procedure.
As pointed out, elsewhere and below, there is information about information, like a manual for the way in which to organise machinery and use it. Manuals are of course not a product of some material system, since they indicate an understanding of what they are talking about, so that you may know how to operate within those criteria knowledgeably. While ignorant and harassed students might call manuals junk, to the knowledgeable examiners, they are the very opposite: a sophisticated tool of understanding to orient what lacks understanding with that product of mind. Understanding is NOT a juxtaposition of particles, but ground for it, point for it in an environment of this type, cohesive in integrality for a unitary result.
What conveys decisions of mind in systematic forms and formulae is certainly transmissible in juxtaposed, oriented processive units: but what they transmit is not themselves, but knowledge, information, perspicuous orientation and direction on a basis that is fundamental, not fidgetty, an oversight and an insight, not mere perception.
The concept for example of junk DNA, left over from experiments or failures, is without attestation empirically. What has been found is far other. Thus, a recent Journal of Creation, Vol. 21(3), 2007, pp. 111ff., attests in considerable detail that DNA information is "overlapping-multi-layered and multi-dimensional". As with human speech, it has multiple rules and conditions, symbols and inventions to cover its inventory. This of course has to be put, like human speech, in a milieu able to respond to the symbols, with sophisticated and unified interface concepts and considerations. We find now that much DNA formerly little recognised for function (‘junk’), is found to contain information about how to use information.
So complex are the composure, composition and brilliant overlays of mandatory and executive symbolisation in DNA that there has to be a species of handbook, a governance of information disposition and disposal. So far from junk, this is one more overlay, supervisory disposition, in addition to that for editing copies of DNA to minimise mistakes, and the more direct information itself.
To have named 'junk' what is seen now to contain what is ardently or at least arduously supervising either embryonic or other action, conserving the kind, enabling the species of variation within code, or such things, is an irony superb, a confusion supreme, a question-begging now beggared>
It reminds one of the far earlier response first of Mendel, in his work on showing variability to order within kind. Now with more knowledge, we move yet further. Thus in micro-biology, in showing the sophistication to be far more intense and immense in the symbol-performance realm and interface than ever imagined, we come from the magical notions of ignorant evolutionism, always in hope, never in finding, always in funding, never in fact, once more to the actualities of creation.
That man has nothing like it despite feverish endeavours to make ‘nature’ DO IT, with the uttermost use of concerted intelligences over a long period, with great resources available, speaks for itself. What trails the productions is not failure, not realms of messed-up attempts visible as one studies the paleontology, the fossils: it is not this, but regions of information control which now come to light. BECAUSE of these, we do not get THOSE. We SEE these now in our minaturised research; but we NEVER see those exhibits of experimentation in clumsy dumpings, dig as we may. The facts speak with so much eloquence, that they even tilt the hat to logic and admit: it had to be so, which responds, can you at last see that!
You do not compose symbols to produce meaning to the impactive field by dreaming, doodling, and far less, by doing nothing at all. It is a discipline and requires enablement at the relevant cognitive levels for control by symbols, expiicated in their handbooks.
This empirical information has come through two projects, the Human Genome Project, published in 2003, and a recently published ENCODE Project. The contributions to the point in view have been successive and require as Alex Williams points out in the TJ noted, massive re-thinking of the topic. Indeed, he lists what was relevantly in view in 2003 and then proceeds to see the later advances from the ENCODE project.
An interesting volume in this field is titled: Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome (2005). In effect, it embodies a report and thought from Dr John Sanford about years of research, indicating that that genetic mutations are not only found to be recessive in terms of information, with none able to show any new information, but that the negatives relative to the original continue to accumulate in large blocks of undivided materials which mean that competition and survival are not really as relevant as might be thought. Thus the difference is often exceedingly small, in a given generation, as degeneration of the complex commands and implementation devices occurs, and the accumulation of these errors is not to be stopped by wishful thinking, or unrealistic assumptions.
The RESULT proceeds in an unfortunate way, for survival might take a long time to become relevant as an issue, for much time may pass before the negative regress, distortion or dismissal is discernible, by which period, a massive amount of degeneration has occurred. In this way, the subjection of the creation to 'futility' as specified by Paul in Romans 8, proceeds. It is magnificently apparent that on the one hand the brilliance of wisdom, and on the other, the marring by the second law of thermodynamics and various other means, proceed in their jointness, not pointlessly, as in a work of art left in the street, but signiciantly. God constantly is showing He means what He said in the beginning, when sin entered: so did curse, and so did the intimations of deliverance through redemption, already foreshadowed in Genesis 3:15 ().
You do not make an image better by changing it from its refined nature. This noted and downgrading effect, however, is shown to be occurring relentlessly, remorselessly; and even intelligent effort in laboratories to make better vegetables and so on, still does not create new information, while merely tending to maximise the deterrence of loss and concentrate what is left that is good, by inclusion of what was better from the past. When there is NOT EVEN this, then the rate of decline is even greater.
What then of the research into the genome and its components in this respect ? As more and more information about information and that about handling information with extreme felicity and facility is discovered so neatly set out in working order in biological wonders that continue, and that concerning coded subtleties ramifies and intensifies, making the genome a marvel and a maestro work of almost imponderable magnificence of conception and exertion to match, greater also is the empirical scope for error. It is not a motor-bike, if you like, but a Rolls Royce; but now it is not this either, but a futuristically conceived space craft, the intricacies of which are not yet fully understood, let alone mastered by investigating man with his limited intelligence.
This is your painting firm in contact with Raphael, Michelangelo and Renoir. How would one even compare! The works speak of the insertion of the workings, the cosmoi of thought, the conceptions of the mentality which held them; and the action based on this causally demands (cf. Causes 1), the power of the Conceiver, whose conceptions we read, but neither create nor are able to cause to be created. But what of the current position ? There is the mint, but what of the coins of the realm ?
Having been minted by Majesty, in the unmajestic, they wear. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is seen to apply massively. Of course it would in such an exposure of such intricacy and complexity to a world of events not shaped to protect, but polluted by sin and degraded by judgments consistently sought, as might be a Gallery for works of art, set in the street! Yet for all that, these divine prodigies of crafting, allowing tests on many fronts, ways, to be used for many designs, as good or evil of man rules, show their origin in their degradation, sophistication and provisions for maintenance. These, wholly diverse from those for creation, are a unit in a genre, in practical terms, on its own, the former not found to be occurring in the 'arisings' of 'nature', as equally lack the means for them, but merely prodivind products degrade.
The ONLY other option is by REGENERATION by the royal command of the Creator (II Corinthians 5:17-21, Titus 3:5-7), which operates in the heart, mind, emotions, morals, spirit of the saved in Jesus Christ, whose spiritual new genes change the whole horizon of man back to its proper depths, heights and dimensions (cf. Ephesians 3:14-21), so creating peace in his heart, in a world almost entirely forgetful of it, among the nations. THIS is the life which lives forever; it is subject to the LAW of the Spirit sent from Christ (John 15:26), in whom is eternal life (Romans 8). But let us return to the physiological.
One thing is increasingly realised, not only in empirical demonstration, but from the tenor and direction of discovery: that the last thing that is being found is dude material, and the first thing that is being discovered is a consistent systematics that makes man’s best a prelude only, except that this preceded it, being from a Source Sufficient for ALL of it in that measure of simultaneity without which it is ALL useless junk, however highly sophisticated. Deny the source as eternal, and rationally, you either have to have nothing invent something in due course, a simple contradiction in terms, or confess to a ‘coming out’ in your belief in magic, a mere name. If you wish to be irrational, then you deny the validity of your means of argument, and become irrelevant to logical thought.
Another observation: it is that the rate of decline of this marvellously and minutely operative and increasingly massively relevant genome rises critically, in proportion as its working size is gauged to be more and more massive. Huge in significance and portent is the number of degradations in nucleotides in one generation only! MORE information is what is NOT found. MORE deterioration is what is found, and what variation in terms of different sorting or loss in diverse particles and symbols is found, does nothing to remedy the structural of the whole, as it decreases.
What inherently declines is not that which inherently advances. What cannot support itself at its own level, having come, is not showing itself capable of coming by that method. A disassembly plant is not a factory for novelties. It is as Gould attested in the area of major design methods in the Cambrian, far greater than those left: decrement is not increment, and departure is not arrival. That is to make the negative a positive, and destruction, construction.
If there is any normal limit to the arrant and erratic magic of the mythology of evolutionary theory, it is past here by a margin like that of stars in their distance from earth, compared with that of the moon. This concept of construction through destruction, in that sense, is over the moon.
There seems a never ending increment as research proceeds, on the utilisation of information in the cell structure. As already noted, this sort of thing is exhibited in some detail in the review of Alex Williams on the Human Genome Project, and the later ENCODE Project, results of both now published, to be found in the Journal of Creation – 21(3).
Increasingly it is found that there is information about information and the intricate and brilliantly compressed, interactive and concisely coherent systematics of different information sources, co-operating for action and construction are being feted as foci of life. The fastidious magnificence of the conceptually co-ordinated controls, symbolised in language, are not in the domain of the chatter of matter, itself with its own delimited facets and features, marvellous enough; but in the cosmos of code, composition, comprehensibly commanded and transmissible in orders, imaginative in perspective, starting in power and … the outcome ?
It is this: man's physical equipment is simply one of the results of command, now seen as programmatic in style as far as the physical equipment is concerned, while his spirit allows him to rove through using program as a technical base, to find his own basis. In this he is helped by the word of God which declares these provisions as in Psalm 139 (Bible Translations 2 #n10), and it is now manifest to all, in verifiable format, in formula and in functional command.
Matter does not have the power to speak: it is spoken into being in its format (Genesis 1 and the empirical facts in total co-ordination and mutual confirmation and attestation), but is not functional for code manipulation; and that is why this is never found. You need code for command in conceptual proto-creation, outside intelligence, a fact that nothing can or does contradict, for the very simple reason that any system has its kind, character and bounds, according to the input for its creation.
Matter has power of various assembly in chemical organic and inorganic, aptitude for division and even release of contained energy, but it is mind which has the power to functionalise code into command through conceptual realisation and functional implementation. The range of imagination is the new limit for this action, and where there is spirit such that novelties of thought and enormities of error alike may be committed, we find further elements which CAN use matter, dependent on their own power, and these often do, as in the case of man. This is no nearer, however, to matter moving mountains to give itself code-creative power and unity-creating scope of imagination, even up to the level of that trilogy called man, than is a wood pile to creating a house. It is relevant, to be sure; but not sufficient.
Man loves to dither and declaim in this area, but never manages to escape the empirical facts, or the logical necessities (cf. Light Dwells with the Lord's Christ ..., and ...and Deity and Design …). The constant endeavour is rather like that of al Qaeda to possess the West. It is based on theft and may seem a good move for power; but in the end, it is an idle substitution of money and arms in the hope of snaring much of this world into an abysmal force-toting, depravity of abandoned dynamic. Man in general has a bigger endeavour: to grab all of it from God, a massive insurgency, insurrection and rational irrelevance. Man does not have what it takes to be God, and to seek to strip Him of oneself is nothing short of theft and mockery of reason, not to mention God Himself.
This goes on; so do the results of it!
Interestingly, the cost of failure to service the ‘vehicle’ man is spelt in considerable detail in that sole verified and validated book of revelation of the mind of God to man in written form, the Bible (SMR, TMR and Reason, Revelation and the Redeemer); and not surprisingly, when he imagines he or something less invents this dwarfing dynamic of code and command, concentrated into a neat compass with mind and spirit to boot, and refuses the necessary power concerned in its designable Source, the cost is as great as in any other delusion.
Indeed, it is more, since this delusion is not about something, some element: it is about himself, all of him. It is a delusion transmissible in turn, just as the code is, and its results are found socially, financially, militarily, in degradation, just as the genes slowly degrade in a world being held to account.
The auditor is shortly to conduct the final assessment. It is well not to tell Him the outcome, but to find it in His word (Acts 17:31, Revelation 20:12-14, Romans 5, 8), and in His mercy to find the REASON for life, and the GRACE God is willing to give in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:1-12), the Creator who came to His own (John 1:1-14), and will come for them when the task already founded in its basis, flowers in its income of the saints (Matthew 24:30-31).