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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 17 2006,06:38   

ID is based on three premises and the inference that follows (DeWolf et al., “Darwinism, Design and Public Education”, pg. 92):

1) High information content (or specified complexity) and irreducible complexity constitute strong indicators or hallmarks of (past) intelligent design.
2) Biological systems have a high information content (or specified complexity) and utilize subsystems that manifest irreducible complexity.
3) Naturalistic mechanisms or undirected causes do not suffice to explain the origin of information (specified complexity) or irreducible complexity.
4) Therefore, intelligent design constitutes the best explanations for the origin of information and irreducible complexity in biological systems.
(Emphases mine)

If Joseph ever takes a digital communications course, he'll have to unlearn everything he learned from the Isaac Newton of info theory.  High information content indicates random noise, not intelligence.  And undirected causes, i.e. stochastic processes, are definitely sufficient to explain the origin of information.  In fact, they are the origin of information.

"I wasn't aware that classical physics had established a position on whether intelligent agents exercising free were constrained by 2LOT into increasing entropy." -DaveScot

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