There’s more to life than just atoms and molecules. And it’s the biggest untold story in the history of science.
Philip Comella is an attorney with a philosophy background and author of the book “The End of Materialism.” On his podcast “Conversations Beyond Science and Religion” Philip and Perry discuss the untold evolution story – the one that bridges the gap between scientific evolution and common sense.
According to the orthodox Darwinian model, evolution works through the natural selection of favorable, random mutations. Those who have a hard time accepting the notion that mindless mutations can create the wonders of the living world often adopt the opposing view, creationism, which holds that, in the end, only the God of the Bible can explain the miracle of life.
In his new book, Evolution 2.0 – Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design, this week’s guest Perry Marshall applies the mind of an electrical engineer to the problem and comes to an original and startling conclusion: the source of life, the DNA molecule, is in fact a digital code; a mathematical language no different from those than run our computers.
We know that only intelligent beings (i.e., humans) write computer codes and that errors in the transmission of the codes, also known as noise, destroys the message; compounding noise does not create a work of art, a new computer model, or for that matter, a new species.
Random mutations cannot be the source of order.
Something special must be behind evolution. Listen in as Philip and Perry Marshall tackle this perennial issue in a forceful and original discussion.