Meta information in DNA is another Darwinism killer. Meta information is information on information. “For example, a if a document is considered to be information, its title, location, and subject are examples of meta-information.” – SearchOracle.com Definitions
Or, to make a cake for example the list of ingredients is the primary information, and the instructions on how to assemble the ingredients is the meta-information. “Evolution not only requires new information, it also requires extra new information about how to use that new information.”
Biological information systems are full of control checks, if-then-else decision nodes, error detection/correction mechanisms and many other regulatory functions. Such systems require loads of meta-information or they cannot function at all. But information about information requires intelligence. Meta-information doesn’t exist without it.
A biological case in point is the now famous bacterial flagellum.
Q: How does the cell “know” how to assemble (algorithmic information) the 42 protein parts (meta-information) in the right order?
A: It doesn’t “know” anything.
Yet, the information is there! It cannot be assembled in a random way without becoming virtually useless – and when assemblage errors do occur the results are immediately discarded by the cell.
So, there is meta information – behind the scenes information as it were. Information stored that indicates how other stored information is to be utilized. Meta information also tells the cell when errors occurred and to discard assembled pieces.
Meta information = information on information = a Darwinists nightmare.
Of course there is no evolutionary explanation for the existence of meta information. Neither indeed can there be because it’s very existence implies intelligence and knowledge. How is that, you may ask? Because knowledge is an incontrovertible necessity of how to do the assembly and pre-knowledge is a intrinsic part of meta information! Otherwise we get mere random processes – again.
So in evolutionary randomness terms, where does this meta information come from?
As an informatics professional, I know that random process do not create functional and useful (if not necessary) sophisticated machines like the flagellum or ATP synthase energy generator motors etc. Random processes do not and cannot “know” when or if a machine is assembled correctly or not. Thus random processes cannot create meta information.
Darwin isn’t feeling well at all now is he!
Therefore, biological meta information is yet another large chunk of evidence for ID. Is this not enough to convince the hard-line Darwinist of the error of his ideas? Not usually because the hard-liner Darwinist has a hidden, or not so hidden, agenda of his own, and it is religious – materialism.
That’s a problem in itself. A metaphysical and psychological one and not logical or scientific at all.
Now then, what about the other fact of redundant biological information? The fact that the cell has information and structural backups! In case of error or failure we now know that the cell contains backup information and redundant parts – doubles that only come into play when errors or failures occur.
It all just happened by random mutations? Sorry, that is statistically and epistemologically impossible. Knowledge (and thus intelligence) is a necessary ingredient. And that both for error detection/correction as well as meta information.