Origin-of-life problem just went from bad to worse
|March 31, 2006||Posted by scordova under Intelligent Design|
(University of Bath)
Scientists discovered the minimal genome size needed for the first life increased by a factor of 2. That may seem like a modest rise in complexity, but consider that a target of just 10 bits growing in specificity to 20 bits (a factor of 2) implies that the target is now 1024 times more improbable (2 raised to the 10th). And if the previously presumed minimal gene size was several thousand bits of information, it boggles the mind just how much more improbable the origin of life becomes with this discovery!
(Hat Tip: David Coppedge, Creation Safaris)