Origin of life: What has materialism done for you lately?
|September 16, 2013||Posted by News under News, Origin Of Life|
Someone wrote to mention the recent announcement that RNA world is “impossible” after all, and that we should now put our hopes in a hybrid RNA-peptide world. = Now we are really onto something at last!
As it happens, that story had whistled through the system already. Perhaps it was propelled by the momentum from the Next Big Thing in origin of life, for which we haven’t yet got the PR.
It all sounds so … unscience-like. We only hear why RNA OOL won’t work when some new flimflam is on offer.
Phil Johnson was right. This sort of behaviour could land a stock promoter in jail.
It says something for what materialism (naturalism) has done to science that evidence claims are routinely accepted in science that would be dismissed (or sometimes, prosecuted) in financial markets. And we are all supposed to just shuddup and believe. And, in some places, submit our kids to schools, to be taught them, with grading.
Some try to explain the problem away by saying, “Science is self-correcting.” No, sorry. There is a difference between “self-correcting” and “having no coherent narrative, changing your story every few weeks.”
At this point, it is fair to say that there is no particular reason for a person of good sense to accept that there even is a purely naturalistic origin of life. It doesn’t matter what else you believe or don’t believe. They simply have not got the evidence, they are going on faith in their particular system, a faith that has not, in this case, been rewarded by anything but continued persistent faith.
Oh and, by the way, here’s the Central Dogma singalong:
Noticed it along the way.