Skip to comments.From Old Vials, New Hints on Origin of Life
Posted on 10/17/2008 7:44:28 AM PDT by Soliton
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A peer reviewed panel?
I’m so impressed.
Scientific consensus also laughed at Simmelweis at one time.
Is that the best your public school education science can do?
God help us if that's an example of the quality of education that kids are receiving there.
Science lurches on is more like it.
I just love how scientists claim that sparks and lightning created life considering all the evidence of what lightning does to rocks, trees, and people these days.
Ain't dat da troot!
Abiogenesis is the theory that under the proper conditions life can arise spontaneously from non-living molecules. One of the most widely cited studies used to support this conclusion is the famous MillerUrey experiment. Surveys of textbooks find that the MillerUrey study is the major (or only) research cited to prove abiogenesis. Although widely heralded for decades by the popular press as proving that life originated on the early earth entirely under natural conditions, we now realize the experiment actually provided compelling evidence for the opposite conclusion. It is now recognized that this set of experiments has done more to show that abiogenesis on Earth is not possible than to indicate how it could be possible. This paper reviews some of the many problems with this research, which attempted to demonstrate a feasible method of abiogenesis on the early earth. [excerpt: Why the MillerUrey research argues against abiogenesis]
Nice article fichori, from the link:
Although widely heralded by the press as proving that life could have originated on the early earth under natural conditions (i.e. without intelligence), we now realize the experiment actually provided compelling evidence for exactly the opposite conclusion. For example, without all 20 amino acids as a set, most known protein types cannot be produced, and this critical step in abiogenesis could never have occurred.
My review of college textbooks found that most discussed the MillerUrey experiments, some extensively, but few texts mentioned any of the problems. Most implied that the research has conclusively shown how the building blocks of life spontaneously generated. In part, due to the common claims in textbooks and museum exhibits, many people assume that a good, if not excellent, case exists for the MillerUrey thesis. Davies noted that when he set out to write a book on the origin of life, he was convinced that science was close to wrapping up the mystery of lifes origins, but after spending a year or two researching the field, he is
now of the opinion that there remains a huge gulf in our understanding . This gulf in understanding is not merely ignorance about certain technical details, it is a major conceptual lacuna.69
The MillerUrey experiment is now an icon of evolution, presented in most all biology, zoology and evolution textbooks as clear evidence of abiogenesis, when it actually illustrates the many difficulties of chemical evolution.22
Liberals are failing America’s students from k-12 and beyond, without a doubt they are unable to be trusted as objective in any sense of the word!
I noticed the links below also, it appears there indeed is work out there from Non-creationists critical of evolution:
Evolution: A theory in crisis.
The way they reacted to stickers on test books challenging their worldview, you can bet they’re ready for a book burning at their next cocktail party!
Just another reason to homeschool...
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