Sappy OOL Hypothesis Turns Sour
October 19, 2020
A spoonful of sugar helps an unrealistic origins story go down, but it doesn't make it nutritious.
Another RNA World ‘Missing Link’ Experiment Misses the Point
January 9, 2018
Magic droplets overcome one hurdle with help from humans, but so what?
Origin-of-Life Theories Cheat
June 13, 2017
If accountants cooked the books like this, they'd serve jail time.
Barbiturates in Darwin's Warm Little Pond
May 10, 2016
Are barbituates the missing links to the origin of life?
Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?
January 20, 2014
Fantastical scenarios with no evidence – sometimes contrary to evidence – continue to get good publicity in science venues.
Origin of Life Faces Four Paradoxes
December 31, 2013
One show-stopper is enough, but a veteran origin-of-life researcher acknowledges four paradoxes in origin-of-life research that have never been solved.
Mars Panspermia a Sign of Desperation
September 7, 2013
A second article proposes life began on Mars, prompting some observers to point out the failures of naturalistic origin-of-life theories.
You Are Not a Martian
August 28, 2013
Every once in awhile, someone "suggests" that life began on Mars, not Earth. Here it comes again from someone who knows better.