BIOLOGY - ABIOGENESIS




This video from Aron Ra on Abiogenesis
should be required viewing for every high school student in America (11:34)




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When Stanley Miller created amino acids from inorganic compounds in his lab in 1953, the religious world went nuts. For over 60 years they have furiously and desperately fought back with feeble and humiliating attempts to discredit his discovery.

Well, it's time for Ghost Worshipers to go nuts again. In addition to Miller's work, they will now have to tackle this new discovery: amino acids can also be created by comet and meteor impacts.

This is the best example you will ever get, of the logical fallacy known as "moving the goalposts." Creationists are forced to retreat ever further each time science advances. The goalposts are no longer on the field; they have been moved into the stands, out of the stadium, and are currently located somewhere outside the state. Yet they will never give up. They will go to their graves holding on to their childish, ancient fairy tales.

Pascal asked "what have they got to lose?"

Nothing; if you don't mind living, the only life you will ever know ... in Fantasyland

Yet another abiogenesis breakthrough

And in case you need to refresh your memory ...

The original Miller-Urey experiment


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Life from non-life (1:50)

So easy, even a high school student can do it.


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Reactive phosphorus was an essential component to the creation of life

Where did early Earth get the phosphorus from?


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Precursor molecules to life found in outer space




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See if you notice any mistakes in this article
(hint: there is one in the article and one under the picture)

The dawn of life

In the article Sara Walker said,
"Chemical based approaches have stalled
at a very early stage of chemical complexity -
very far from anything we would consider 'alive'.
"

The chemical-based approach of Miller and Urey in 1953
resulted in the production of amino acids - the basic building blocks of life.
Chemistry doesn't immediately produce, from inorganic elements,
anything that we would consider alive; that requires eons of evolution.
But it did produce the building blocks of life
and that is all that is required in abiogenesis (origin of life).

So that is not a failing of chemical approaches,
but an important discovery provided by a chemical experiment.

Next, look at the caption under the picture:
"... What physical process transformed a nonliving mix of chemicals
into something as complex as a living cell? 
"

Science Daily made the same type of mistake as Walker did.
A nonliving mix of chemicals doesn't morph into anything as complex as a living cell.
It transforms into a mix of lipids, sugars, and amino acids.
Come back in millions of years, and then,
you might see something as complex as a living cell.


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Another abiogenesis breakthrough

Scientists continue to zero-in on the origins of life,
and every time they do ... the Bible fades ever farther into oblivion.


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Yet another abiogenesis model enters the race

I emailed the author, Michael Blaber, and he clarified one statement in the article regarding the contribution of green plant life to the Earth's atmospheric oxygen, by adding that plants would have contributed to an 'increase' in atmospheric oxygen which was already present as a result of the Great Oxygenation Event, 2 billion years earlier.


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