I am an atheist and have a creationist colleague with whom I like to debate various aspects of religious belief. On the science side, I have put it to him that there is no irrefutable scientific proof for gods. He has come back with this:
"Now lets try again Johnny, warning may contain undisputable science!!! BEWARE
There are 10 laws in Nature about information;
1 - Anything material, such as physical/chemical processes, cannot create something non-material.
2 - Information is a non-material fundamental entity and not a property of matter.
3 - Information requires a material medium for storage and transmission.
4 - Information cannot originate in statistical processes.
5 - There can be no information without a code.
6 - All codes result from an intentional choice and agreement between sender and recipient.
7 - The determination of meaning for and from a set of symbols is a mental process that requites intelligence.
8 - There can be no new information without intelligence, purposeful sender.
9 - Any given chain of information can be traced back to an intelligent source.
10- Information comprises the non-material foundation for all: technological systems, works of art, biological systems."
I take 'may contain science' as 'may not' and i'm thinking he's misunderstanding the meaning of 'information' and 'code' and that this cannot be correct. I am no scientist so i'm asking if anyone can point me to a link where I can understand where this is coming from and perhaps a link to some evidence that this is not the case which I can quote from and help me construct a counter argument.
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.