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The Earth seems to have been designed for exploration of the cosmos with its clear atmosphere, position in the solar system and universe, and clear nights.

Posted on October 8, 2020 by

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Biology textbooks frequently suggest that given enough time under the right condition, the right organic molecules can evolve into the building blocks of life.  Eventually these building blocks will self=assemble into early life which will eventually evolve into people. The major assertion in this scenario is that life will emerge through purely natural processes without any intelligent intervention or creative act.  Put another way, the central claim of biology is that life is almost inevitable given the right circumstances. There is nothing more involved than just the simple laws of chemistry and physics – there is no need for any… Read More »

Prebiotic Soup

The prebiotic soup is thought to have come from comets and meteors over millions of years.

Posted on December 4, 2019 by

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The prebiotic soup is the mixture of chemicals in the ancient Earth which produced the first life. It is commonly known throughout our culture, so much so that it was a theme of a Star Trek episode. In this episode, Captain Picard is taken back to ancient Earth to witness the prebiotic soup from which all life came. Generations of high school students have been taught the prebiotic soup is the organic chemical mixture of common chemical. Energy in the form of light and heat produce chemical reactions in the soup that with enough time produced the earliest life form…. Read More »

Origin of Life Molecules

Origin of life molecules can not be explained using natural science.

Posted on December 1, 2019 by

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Origin of life molecules are those molecules that are required for even the simplest life.  They may form part of the structure of proteins (such as amino acids), or of DNA or RNA (such as the sugar ribose). The start of these origin of life molecules has never been explained. These molecules are formed in too low concentrations or not formed at all in natural conditions. Some origin of life molecules needs to be entirely of either the right or left-handed variety. One of the factors needed to make the molecular machinery work correctly is the right kind of molecules… Read More »

Bad Design Features

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Posted on June 2, 2019 by

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The late Stephen Gould presented examples of what he considered “bad design” as an argument against a creator.  The best-known example was that of the panda’s thumb which he described as being clumsy.  The other example of allegedly poor design is the human retina which seems to be inverted with the light sensing cells behind a membrane. The crux of Gould’s argument concerning the “thumb” of a panda is that it is not optimally designed for its purpose.  Apparently, the panda uses its thumb to strip the bark off of bamboo shoots, and in this respect, the thumb is poorly… Read More »

Extraterrestrial Life

Picture of Mars

Posted on May 30, 2019 by

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It is very likely that life will be discovered on some other solar system body even though a naturalistic origin of life seems to be quite impossible. Life on earth has been very abundant on Earth for about 3.8 billion years.  We have some form of life everywhere; down to the very depths of the oceans, underneath ice caps, in deserts, and deep into the earth.  There is life from intense freezing cold to near boiling water near ocean vents. As said in Jurassic Park – life finds a way. When life does get discovered on another solar system object… Read More »