Aliens designed DNA claim mathematicians, according to reports in Discovery 1 April 2013 news.com 10 April 2013 and Icarus vol. 224, pp228-242. Discovery reports: “Vladimir I. Cherbak of al-Farabi Kazakh National University of Kazakhstan, and Maxim A. Makukov of the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, hypothesize that an intelligent signal embedded in our genetic code would be a mathematical and semantic message that cannot be accounted for by Darwinian evolution. They call it ‘biological SETI’”. The mathematicians suggest that aliens would have done this, rather than send radio messages because DNA information is so stable, the message would be preserved over long periods of time, whereas radio signals are short lived.
Cherbak and Makukov carried out a mathematical analysis of the human genome and they claim to have found the use of decimal notation, logical transformations, and the use of the abstract symbol of zero in DNA code. They concluded: “Simple arrangements of the code reveal an ensemble of arithmetical and ideographical patterns of symbolic language”. This led them to suggest that genetic code “appears that it was invented outside the solar system already several billions years ago”. This idea is not new – it is a variation on the theory of “panspermia”, which claims life did not arise on earth from chemicals, but was seeded from life elsewhere in the universe.
Editorial Comment: No, this is not an April fool’s joke. Icarus is the serious, peer reviewed, scientific journal of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Science. Discovery and news.com have reported Cherbak’s and Makukov’s article accurately.
These mathematicians have recognised there is information in DNA that does not come from the properties of the matter which DNA is made of, plus they know that such sophisticated information comes from mind over matter, and not from chance random naturalistic processes. The information in DNA is in the way it is organised, not in what it is made of. It is this organisation that biologists recognised when they originally worked out the DNA code. Because they do not believe in the Creator God, Cherbak and Makukov have invented some lesser ‘other intelligence’ … creative Aliens! However, this modern variation of panspermia has the same problem as the original panspermia – how did the Aliens get here? How did they evolve naturally on any planet without an intelligent creator. It shifts the question rather than answering it.
And is there a message in DNA? Sure is! The Creator is much more clever than we are. Try to make DNA if you want to prove this. Also the Creator likes the number 3 since each chemical word in DNA has 3 parts to the word. (Ref. information, genetics, maths, code)
Evidence News 24 April 2013