Do the ID interpretations of NFL theorems imply the creationist Genetic Entropy hypothesis?
|July 5, 2013||Posted by scordova under Complex Specified Information, Darwinism|
The ID interpretation of No Free Lunch theorems argues that Darwinian processes on average will not do better than chance processes for the emergence of biological complexity. As has been debated at UD, it’s not merely a question of what is possible, but what we should reasonably expect. For example, see: The Law of Large Numbers vs. KeithS, Eigenstate, and my other TSZ critics.
The Genetic Entropy hypothesis by creationist John Sanford argues that biological complexity is gradually going out of the human genome and possibly the entire biosphere. I provided cursory analysis that lends credence to both the ID interpretation of No Free Lunch theorems and the Genetic Entropy thesis here: The price of cherry picking for addicted gamblers and believers in Darwinism.
I think if random chance tends to degrade and eliminate biological complexity, and if the No Free Lunch implies Darwinian evolution will do no better than random chance, then the ID interpretation of the No Free Lunch theorem mandates the Genetic Entropy thesis. That is, if complexity on average cannot go up, at best it can be maintained, and will probably go down, hence NFL effectively predicts Genetic Entropy.
I don’t see any way around it. I welcome reader comments if they think this is correct.
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