July 10, 2019 | David F. Coppedge

Origin-of-Life Folly Misleads the Public

A molecular biologist shouts for scientific rigor and logic, but origin-of-life evolutionists close their ears.

Evolutionists have to know that their theories don’t work. It’s obvious. It’s irrational to think that blind chemicals will become a living cell. Listen to Dr James Tour, a famous chemist who designs molecular machines, almost shout at materialists for thinking otherwise. His call to reason is in Episode 5 of a fast-paced new video series from the Discovery Institute called Science Uprising, also available on YouTube. Dr Tour says they are not being honest with their claims that lifeless chemicals can spontaneously become alive if they blindly mix together somehow. Shouldn’t evolutionists be held accountable for lying to the public?

Yet they press on with their hopeless deceptions. Here are a few recent examples of OOL nonsense.

Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus Is Likely the ‘Perfect Age’ to Harbor Life (Live Science). “…this Washington-state-size icy moon has the habitat needed for life, including sources of chemical energy and sources of essential elements such as carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen…”

Origin of life: A prebiotic route to DNA (Science Daily). The opening paragraph is reminiscent of the joke about when you know a politician is lying: his lips are moving. In this case, the press release author is typing. An understandable response from Dr Tour after reading this would be, “Oh good grief.”

How were the building-blocks of life first formed on the early Earth? As yet, only partially satisfactory answers to this question are available. However, one thing is clear: The process of biological evolution that has given rise to the diversity of life on our planet must have been preceded by a phase of chemical evolution. During this ‘prebiotic’ stage, the first polymeric molecules capable of storing information and reproducing themselves were randomly assembled from organic precursors that were available on the early Earth. The most efficient replicators subsequently evolved into the macromolecular informational nucleic acids — DNA and RNA — that became the basis for all forms of life on our planet.

Metals likely promoted protometabolism in early ocean alkaline hydrothermal systems (Science Advances). Just add metal. That’s how skyscrapers spontaneously assemble, right?

Scientists dunked test tubes in hot springs to recreate life’s origins (New Scientist). The famous cartoon applies here.

Life’s biochemical networks could have formed spontaneously on Earth (Phys.org). Please stop. Now.

Did comet impacts jump-start life on Earth? (Phys.org). Must have. Nothing in the lab works.

Why must we endure this silliness day after day, year after year, when the scientists know it will never work? One reason: money. Another: Darwin is their god. They loathe and detest intelligent design. They loathe and detest God, a personal intelligent Almighty Creator. Paul said it best; “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

All we can do is get enough reasonable people to laugh out loud hard enough that we can shame them to hide under a rock and stop pretending to call this science. Or get them turned on to real chemistry, intelligent chemistry, such as using biomimetics to imitate life’s superior designs.

 

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