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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Making Life in a Lab

Many devotees of molecules-to-miscreant evolution have realized that abiogenesis happening on this world is impossible, and some will distance themselves from the problem with the falsehood that "abiogenesis has nothing to do with evolution". Others cling the the failed Miller-Urey experiment, and come up with other incoherent origin of life experiments. Some even invoke a kind of animism.

Miller-Urey experiment abiogenesis fail
Image modified from Yassine Mrabet  /Wikimedia Commons
The Miller-Urey experiment was saddled up and ridden hard as "proof" that life could have happened by chance, but it proved next to nothing. Using intelligently-designed equipment in a controlled environment based on the now-abandoned "reducing atmosphere" concept, the researchers obtained some amino acids. These building blocks of life were caught in a trap and removed from the toxic environment, which invalidates the experiment. (Many images on the web conveniently leave out the trap part, or neglect to label it.) Some owlhoots make excuses that maybe perhaps somehow there were natural traps on Earth, but they do not provide evidence for such speculations.

Let's step back a mite. Suppose the experiments were legitimate, and the amino acids could be produced in this imaginary atmosphere. What then? They had a long way to go, and there are many other factors to consider. No, the logical conclusion is that life originated with God, just like he said in his written Word.
In 1953, the same year that DNA’s double helix structure was discovered, a young graduate student named Stanley Miller sparked some gases and formed amino acids. These are the building blocks of proteins, a major component of living cells. So thousands of newspapers worldwide erroneously reported that he had, in essence, created life in a test-tube. This experiment became textbook orthodoxy.

However, textbooks tend to present alleged ‘proofs’ of evolution without critical discussion. Unless students consult outside sources, they often over-value the connection between organic molecules and life. Bold claims such as ‘organic molecules could have arisen on a lifeless Earth’ tend to mislead students into believing that organic molecules are life. However, ‘organic’ does not mean the molecules are alive, but simply refers to any molecule that contains the element carbon.
To read the article in its entirety, click on "Life in a test-tube".
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