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|Quote (Southstar @ Nov. 18 2011,02:55)|
|Quote (jeannot @ Nov. 18 2011,00:54)|
|It seems that their definition of information actually refers to the phenotype and specifically the "function", but not fitness.|
For instance, antibiotic resistance would be a loss of information if the altered protein is rendered less effective in the absence of antibiotic. I doesn't matter for them that the bacterium is much fitter otherwise. Gene duplications often generate proteins with new functions. However, this is rarely observed at the intraspecific level, and the IDiots might claim that the duplication was designed.
Yes I believe he is heading that way, by showing that all mutations create negative information.
Okay, fine -- give your 'friend' the two-sequence test. Provide pairs of nucleotide sequences; ask which sequence in each pair has the most information; insist that he show his work; and do not allow him to weasel out of either (a) providing answers to your "which sequence has more information?" questions, or (b) explaining how he came up with his answers.