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There is a field of science that is not as well known. It is called information science, or informatics. No, not information technology, or computer science. Among other things, this discipline establishes the methods to classify the levels of information. This science is used in the search for extra terrestrial intelligence, in order to determine the filters to use in separating out the noise in the data, from the higher orders of information.

For many years, the search has been pursued to detect coded information from the heavens that has not been produced by mankind on Earth. It is rightly asserted that such codes must originate from an intelligent mind. Unlike the pulsar stars, which simply have a tempo, due to their spinning beam of radiation, this higher order of signal must have meaning and purpose that is clearly discernible. Random, or repetitive, chaos never produces this level of information that is truly evidence of intelligence. This is a fact of science that is not even controversial among information scientists.

The universe is so large that, if meaningful information could be produced by accident, then it certainly would, just because of the sheer volume of data. Thus, there would be no point in searching through all of this data, coming from the stars, to find evidence of intelligence. The fact that they are searching, is a veritable statement of agreement with this conclusion.

Here is an extreme example. If we found instructions for the protein chains of an entire organism, so that we could discern the amino acids and the sequence of assembly, then we would truly have information of the highest order. No one would argue with that. But, if this could have come about by chance, then there is no way to tell the nature of the source, and we still would not know if there was true intelligence behind it.

What information scientists have found is that random data can only corrupt true information. Random data cannot produce new information, thus, the amount of true information is never increased by accident.

Even though this view of the source of true information is irrefutable, there are some who don’t like such realities. Not because they dispute information science, but because they are desperate to cling to some explanation that tells us how we could have gotten here without a God. They want to believe that non-living molecules can, over the aeons, collect enough information to become the first DNA for a life form.

Even if this were possible, it does not come close to explaining all of the complex machinery required, so the DNA can reproduce itself. The final nail in the coffin, for such wild ideas, is that DNA is needed to construct the machinery as well.

If we simply use microscopes, instead of telescopes, then we have long ago found conclusive evidence of extra terrestrial intelligence. In any strand of DNA, of the simplest life forms, there is so much evidence, such immense quantities of complex information, that the only way to escape the conclusion of an intelligent heavenly source, is a strong bias against it. Angels are extra terrestrials also, but God is the ultimate extra terrestrial intelligence.

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