I’ve heard it asserted by Christian apologists that macro evolution cannot be true because there is no evidence or known mechanism for new genetic information to be created on a species level. The assertion states that evolution has only been empirically shown to take an existing genetic data set and for it to lose information or for the existing data to be corrupted. So in this way genetic changes do not create “new” information that creates new species.
A further assertion is that information itself is separate from its physical expression. There are many ways to record information once it exists, but can the physical create information due to its own inherent properties? So if this assertion has merit, it begs the question of where does any “information” come from?
The above assertions seemed like reasonable arguments, but like many things asserted with good intentions, they may not have any merit once examined. I have no need for these arguments to be true or false, but my curious mind wants to hear well reasoned arguments for and against. So thank you in advance for debating this topic. Meanwhile, I’ll do my research to see if I can find where I read this because someone will want to clarify something and I won’t have the means to do so.