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One Wrong-Handed Amino Acid Can Cause Vertigo

The rocks in your head that give you a sense of balance are finely tuned to spiral in a certain way. We’ve mentioned chirality before in articles on the origin...

Another RNA World ‘Missing Link’ Experiment Misses the Point

...ribose would form (homochirality). They did not indicate how nucleobases would form. They assumed the existence of ribose and nucleosides. They did not specify how phosphate groups would become associated...

Space Aliens: Evolutionists’ Imaginary Friends

Those who believe life emerges from atoms pretend to talk to companions they don’t even know exist. It’s common in atheist circles to mock believers in God as having an...

Big Science Lies About Chirality in Space

...homochirality problem. Update 6/15/16: Rowena Ball at The Conversation admits the problem, but offers a speculative solution that cannot get pure homochirality. It also fails the test of finding chiral...

Amino Acids Unlikely to Survive on Mars

UV radiation quickly degrades amino acids on most Martian minerals, a new study shows. Using the “Open University Mars Chamber” in the UK, four British scientists watched to see what...

Bluffing About Earth's Magnetic Field and Life's Chirality

The headlines might make one think evolutionists have finally scaled two monstrous hurdles for their theory. Earth’s Magnetic Field Evolutionary geologists have two big problems with Earth’s magnetic field: (1)...

Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails

Astrobiologists and their accomplices in the media are finding life everywhere where it isn’t or couldn’t be. Time to call in the science rangers. Fact-Free Fluff Panspermia is back: According...

Homochirality: Computers Are Not the Real World

...minimal requirements, homochirality appears when self-replication is efficient enough. “There are other models, and they may be correct for the origin of homochirality on earth, if you can prove that...

Origin of Life for Dummies

Readers can decide if these news stories on the origin of life represent smart science or not. Finding the origins of life in a drying puddle (Science Daily): “Anyone who’s...

More Attempts to Explain Chirality

...or Impossible?, the problem of homochirality still challenges naturalistic theories for the origin of life. Coppedge showed that the probability of getting a single-hand chain of peptides is vanishingly small....

Primordial Soup as a Wizard's Potion

...glycerol and other prebiotic cell components were synthesized on Earth under hydrothermal conditions.” Through the looking glass: Has the key to the dark secret room of the origin of homochirality...

Left-Handed Life: Is the Chirality Problem Near Solution?

...first edition of his book dates from 1973. Has the problem been solved in the meantime? We’ve reported whenever a new hypothesis comes along (e.g., 4/23/13 or search on “homochirality“)....

Miller-Urey Spark Discharge Experiment Resurrected

Technicians provide detailed instructions how to spark gases to make amino acids without causing explosions in the lab. PhysOrg published a press release from the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE)...

Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?

...the basis of life on Earth. To speak so optimistically, they have to virtually leap over conceptual canyons. Difficulties with homochirality, adverse reactions forming tars, the problem of compartmentalization and...

You Are Not a Martian

...become a creationist” (11/05/04, which see). I politely confronted him about the genetic code, homochirality, probability and other serious obstacles to a naturalistic origin of life. He stood there grinning...
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