I am in debate with a Christian who's biggest claim of evidence for creation is that DNA is a coded language that requires an intelligent designer.
He mentioned a book by Anthony Flew called "There is a God"....and this is where he got this theory. I'm googling my ass off to study this so I can see if it's true or false. I'm assuming there is a scientific explanation but am still looking.
Can anyone help?
If he wants to talk about codes then let him.....codes are structures which humans RECOGNISE...not necessarily create.
A simple example is ascii codes, the CODE 'M' is represented by 01000001, which is merely a pattern of 1's and 0's. There is NO REASON to believe that this pattern could not appear in nature. From this we can reason that DNA is merely a pattern of <whatever DNA is made up of>.
Athiests win this argument. BTW is there a name for this argument? "Just because something CAN be created does NOT mean it was created"