Origin of the Ribosome Baffles Evolutionists

The ribosome is a very complicated molecular machine with numerous accessory parts. Life cannot live without it. How could it evolve?

Origin of Life: Can Peptides Form Naturally in Water?

Scientists find a way to synthesize polypeptides in the presence of water, but does it support naturalistic origin of life?

Origin of Life Theories Lost in Space

Scenarios for life's origin contradict one another and compete for implausibility.

Cells Optimize Their Tasks

The key to design in manufacturing is optimization – hitting the “sweet spot” between competing interests. It’s not always possible to have all the elements of a product be ideal. A laptop computer, for instance, can’t have an extra-large monitor and simultaneously have long battery life and compact design. A muscle car cannot be expected to have the best gas mileage. In the heyday of “faster, better, cheaper” spacecraft, engineers often joked, “pick any two.” In the same way, living cells have to optimize their operations. A couple of recent papers explore how they find that sweet spot.
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