Why Intelligent Design?
As a blueprint for nearly all forms of life on Earth, the DNA molecule (seen above in an artist's rendering) could be said to have a high degree of complex specified information, or CSI. Using only four chemical bases as "letters," DNA encodes within its spiral structure the instructions for all the proteins an organism needs to survive.
High CSI refers to objects or phenomena that are both complex and highly specific--just like, for example, language and machines, which are products of human intelligence. "Systems that have high CSI only come from an intelligence," Luskin said.
Evolutionists Argue ...
Once the molecular ingredients for DNA came together, natural selection took over to create increasingly complex--and yes, specific--molecules suitable for use in genetic code.
While no supernatural hand guided the evolution of DNA, "natural selection [was] a non-chance component," Prothero said.
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