Friday, November 04, 2011

Can Mutations Create New Information?

What follows is an interesting article by biologist Dr. Robert Carter that goes beyond the usual "evolution can't happen because it requires novel genetic information" argument:  Can Mutations Create New Information?  In this article, Dr. Carter discusses genetic algorithims, determining a proper definition for "information" for biological systems, decompression of packed information, the five dimensions of biological information, and meta-information.


  1. Dustin,
    Genomes are not static, based on built in genetic algorithms that can change DNA sequencing. This is an interesting finding and one in which Dr. Carter concludes does not help evolution.

    'The genome is not what evolution expected. It still has to explain how the four-dimensional genome, with multiple overlapping codes and chock full of meta-information came about.'