Agreed. That is why I wonder why you insist on using a mathematical measure in judging the gain or increase in genetic information. That is sometimes best judged by common sense. For example, when you look at the organisms that appeared at various epochs in geological history, would you not agree that in general there has been an increase in biological complexity and diversity in various organisms? Is not the bony fish more complex than a worm, and the flowering plants richer in diversity and genetic information than plain weeds? Do you need to have a Shannon or FSC number for each one? All we want to find out is whether this increase in biological complexity is due to evolution or not. I required that any evidence for super-evolution should demonstrate, not merely the appearance of a new species, but also one that exhibits a gain in genetic information. Without it, then we do not have a good evidence for super-evolution.
Meaning is not completely subjective. The “meaning” or “information” of a genetic code is objective in the sense that it is already fixed by nature. it is there in the genes. We are learning it and discovering it, but it is already objectively there. However, our grasp or understanding of this meaning, is subjective and depends on our training.
Science might limit its interest to what is measurable, not to the ontological significance of what is being measured. For example, science might only be interested in measuring the acceleration and velocity of a falling body, regardless of whether the falling body is a baby or not. But we are people, and our interests go beyond what science can measure. So we use reason, common sense and judgment for things that science does not measure. While science can measure the size and complexity of nucleotide sequences, we use reason and common sense in judging the complexity of genetic information.
Can you please define “environment” for me and what kind of “genetic information” can be copied from it? And how does evolution copy genetic information from the environment into the genomes of organisms living in that environment?