However, from the bodies of Betty and Fred, one could gain qualitative and quantitative evidence linking James to the crime, correct? Well, the qualitative and quantitative evidence related to the genetic code CERTAINLY points to God!
"Question to atheist # 1: If the statement is true, "God created the genetic code and DNA to create life", would the genetic code and DNA be evidence for God? ...If your answer is "no", how and why would it NOT be valid evidence of God (while noting that if God created the genetic code, nothing else did)?"
No. The existence of a genetic code is not evidence God created it even if, in fact, God had. Consider the following. If James murdered Betty and Fred, does the murder of Betty and Fred prove James did it, given that if
James had murdered them, then no-one else did? It would be a lot simpler for the police if the fact that there had been a murder was instantly also proof of who committed it, but sadly it's a fantasy even CSI won't stretch to.
Formally, the error is of the following form: If P, then Q.
Q, therefore P.
And YOU just dodged the question.
"Question to atheist # 2: Do you have 100% objective proof that God *didn't* create the genetic code and DNA to create life? If "yes", please provide your proof with zero speculative language."
Do you have proof two gods didn't create it? Or three? Do you have proof 'n' gods didn't create it where n = 0, 1, 2, ...?
(Hint: No such proof exists.) The question cannot distinguish between no, one or many gods being responsible, hence is an example of a fallacy called "ignoratio elenchi". http://en.wikipedia....noratio_elenchi
The fact that you used the possibility that multiple gods created the code in order to answer the question "Do you have 100% objective proof that God *didn't* create the genetic code and DNA to create life?" shows that the answer to the question ACTUALLY ASKED OF YOU is a firm "no."
That's a topic for another thread. If you're genuinely interested in the answer to that question, PM me.
Why should I believe that is was the Christian god?
Communication =/= code.
Question to atheist # 3: Aside from the genetic code and DNA, can you name a SINGLE code (that meets the following definition), that was NOT designed by an intelligent being?
Not only is that just another example of communication, it's also based on the presupposition that those markings evolved.
The markings on plants and insects that indicate that they are poisonous.
Oh and would geomagnetic signatures, sedimentary layers and tree-rings count as 'codes' too?
Do they encode for anything useful? Do they convey expected action and intended purpose? DNA does.
Since they seem to encapsulate information we can access and interpret just like DNA does.
Ever heard of DNA computing?
Another flaw in this argument is that DNA works solely in chemistry, not in cryptology.
Your point being...?
Triazole and the enzymes that can actually "read dna" are often comprised of forty atoms or less.