Imagine there was a pandemic and people found themselves greeting statements from scientists, conveyed by the media, with increasing jaded skepticism.
Michigan State University biologist Richard Lenski and collaborators have just published a terrific new paper.
William Dembski and Robert J. Marks developed the concept of active information to measure the extent to which a search function appears pre-programmed to find some target.
“Darwin’s mechanism is dominated by ‘Poison-Pill’ mutations: positively-selected, loss-of-function mutation.” It “squanders genetic information for short-term gain.”
There is simply no way for any unguided, unintelligent account of the unfolding of life to avoid the bane of helpful degradative mutations.