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1. All languages, codes, protocols and encoding / decoding mechanisms come from a mind - there are no known exceptions

 

2. DNA is a language, a code, a protocol, and an encoding / decoding mechanism

 

3. Therefore DNA came from a mind.

 

 

Hmmm....this is an interesting syllogism.

 

The problem I see with the first premise is that is automatically concludes in the premise that DNA is designed by a "mind" (whatever that means).

 

Then is makes a statement regarding DNA which is true. And then concludes that DNA was intelligently designed.

 

But all known minds are formed from DNA, so the logic is circular when it states that minds create DNA, when the very mind that is thinking up that tripe is created from DNA.

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http://fcnforums.christianity.com/DNA_code...m_607968/tm.htm

But all known minds are formed from DNA, so the logic is circular when it states that minds create DNA, when the very mind that is thinking up that tripe is created from DNA.[/b]

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Interesting point. Wouldn't this line of reasoning also cause fundies a

bit of a problem with their belief system? Because they would basically

be saying that God's mind is basically human.

 

Edited to add: In which case, the "God's ways are not our ways"

argument wouldn't wash!

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1. All languages, codes, protocols and encoding / decoding mechanisms come from a mind - there are no known exceptions

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There is one exception... the DNA code they try to define as code designed by a "mind"!

 

If DNA wasn't designed by a "mind" then it is in itself a proof that code can exists without a designer. So the premise that DNA was designed has to be proven first before it can be asserted that there is no exceptions.

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it's all 0's and 1's to me

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