Information Enigma — How Information, not Physical and Chemical Processes, Explain the Development of Life [VIDEO]

Information (Morse code in this instance)

Information drives the development of life. But what is the source of that information? Could it have been produced by an unguided Darwinian process? Or did it require intelligent design?

The Information Enigma is a fascinating 21-minute documentary that probes the mystery of biological information, the challenge it poses to orthodox Darwinian theory, and the reason it points to intelligent design.

The video below features molecular biologist Douglas Axe and Stephen Meyer, author of the books Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell.

Stephen C. Meyer:

Whenever we find information, especially information in a digital or typographic form, and when we trace it back to its ultimate source, we always come to a mind, not a material process. So the discovery that information is running the show in life, the discovery that there are huge infusions in the flow of in the history of life such as the one that occurs in the Cambrian explosion suggests that a designing intelligence has played a role in the history of life.

And it also suggests to me that it is possible to formulate a scientific case for Intelligent Design based on the same scientific method of reasoning that Charles Darwin had used in the Origin of the Species. So if you want to say that Intelligent Design is not science, then you would have to say that the Darwinian argument in Origin of the Species is also no science but nobody wants to say that. Darwin is not using an unscientific method, he is just using a different method of scientific reasoning, a historical method of reasoning, and I use that exact same method in formulating the positive case for Intelligent Design in both Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell.






  1. What isn’t brought out in this video is that random genetic evolution must not only explain how random mutations can produce viable organisms, but more importantly, improvements in those organisms, leading to what we call evolution.

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