Category: Origin Of Life
|March 21, 2015||Posted by News under News, Origin Of Life|
As Mazur tells it in The Origin of Life Circus, In a couple of e-mails to me in January 2013, Andrew Pohorille, the senior-most scientist at NASA working in the origin of life field, objected to my story, “The RNA World’s Last Hurrah?”, “The RNA World’s Last Hurrah?”, in which I interviewed Paul Davies’ collaborator […]
|March 19, 2015||Posted by News under News, Origin Of Life|
Which doesn’t mean there is no hope or no information. Read on. Further to Origin of life: Is the real story mainly the comments now?, physicist Rob Sheldon writes I had to write just to defend the poor chemist, John D. Sutherland. The problem of making ribose and proteins-a la Miller and Urey, is that […]
|March 17, 2015||Posted by News under Origin Of Life|
Here. Suzan Mazur: It’s clear to me from reading your papers that you have issues with neo-Darwinism. Luis Villarreal: The issues first came up when I began looking at quasispecies in the early 1970s. I was a researcher in the lab of the late John Holland, where there was real enthusiasm for studying evolution theory […]
|March 17, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
What’s really interesting about the latest claim (Science) to have (maybe) solved the origin of life conundrum is the comments. Here’s one: I’m pretty much shocked at the emotionally charged comments. They are simply testing hypotheses for the building-blocks of life and how they were assembled. The intent is not to disprove your god(s) or […]
|March 16, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Origin Of Life, thermodynamics and information|
Recently on niwrad’s thread we have had a lively discussion about the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and its potential application to the question of a materialistic abiogenesis scenario. kairosfocus has followed up with another useful post. In the present thread I provide a high level view of some of the key issues and misconceptions surrounding […]
|March 16, 2015||Posted by News under Exoplanets, News, Origin Of Life|
Long suspected: SA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth’s surface. Identifying liquid water is crucial in the search for habitable worlds beyond Earth and for the search for […]
|March 9, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Origin Of Life|
Suzan Mazur’s The Origin of Life Circus continues with an interview with David Deamer, a serious origin of life researcher. One gets the sense that previous interviewee chemist Harry Lonsdale, founder and funder of the eponymous origin of life prize, was wedded to the idea that life must come about via Darwinian means. And that […]
|March 3, 2015||Posted by News under Cell biology, Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
Really small: The snapshots may not look like much, but they’re revealing a lot about lifeforms at this extremely miniscule size. For one thing, their metabolisms are so minimal that they likely depend on resources from other bacteria to stay alive. While there’s still a lot that remains a mystery (it’s not certain what half […]
|March 2, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
Explained by chemist Addy Pross of Ben-Gurion University, author of What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology (Oxford, 2012): Despite the widespread view that Darwinian Evolution has been able to explain the emergence of biological complexity that is not the case….But Darwinian theory does not deal with the question how [life] was able to come […]
|March 2, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Extraterrestrial life, Media, Origin Of Life|
Yesterday a friend sent me a link to a news article with the exciting headline: “No water needed: Methane-based life possible on Saturn’s moon Titan, study says.” Quite remarkable! Amazing enough to immediately attract my friend’s attention and to get him to shoot an email to me with the link, as he knows I am […]
|March 2, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Origin Of Life|
In her new book, The Origin of Life Circus, journalist Suzan Mazur interviewed Larry Krauss because he is the “gatekeeper” of the late Harry Lonsdale’s prize for promising research into the origin of life (Lonsdale, a chemist, proceeded from a chemical and Darwinian view). Readers may call Krauss from John Lennox replies to Larry Krauss’s claim […]
|February 28, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
Many bacteria can switch to a cell wall deficient “L-form” state, completely resistant to many antibiotics, possibly unnoticed by our immune systems.
|February 28, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Naturalism, News, Origin Of Life|
From the Royal Institute of Philosophy and Cambridge University Press
|February 26, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
The metaphysical naturalist basis of his quest may have precluded his examining the “cash value” of Darwinism in the project.
|February 24, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Origin Of Life|
Carl Woese, discoverer of a whole domain of life, regretted not overthrowing Darwin
Actually, overthrowing Darwin will take care of itself, once the real story gets out. Lots of change, maybe, but not much Darwin?
|February 23, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Design inference, Naturalism, Origin Of Life|
Recently I have been thinking a lot about one of the most interesting topics: the origin of life. Specifically, the state of research on abiogenesis, the idea that life arose through purely natural processes without any intelligent guidance or intervention. I have also been thinking about the various viewpoints I have encountered over the years […]
|February 20, 2015||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
Her new book investigates the politics of origin of life science and synthesizing of life.
|February 20, 2015||Posted by News under Fine tuning, Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
If Earth is indeed mineralogically unique in the cosmos, theses re life on exoplanets must address the findings.
|February 19, 2015||Posted by News under Chemistry, Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
3.2 bya, life was pulling nitrogen out of the air and converting it to support larger communities, they say.
|February 14, 2015||Posted by News under News, Origin Of Life|
Possibly, the superintelligent robots that dominate the universe (mess of Borg) work with goo. Most robots prefer to work neat.