Joined: Nov. 2011
|Quote (Dr.GH @ Nov. 14 2011,19:07)|
|Quote (OgreMkV @ Nov. 14 2011,13:50)|
Go to my blog ogremk5.wordpress.com
and click on the abiogenesis link in the right hand column under 'categories'.
I enjoy studying abiogenesis and there are literally 100s of new articles published every year. I've got many links, reviews, etc.
One thing about abiogenesis, it is simple to falsify. All someone has to do is show that a required chemical reaction cannot happen. In the 40+ years abiogenesis research has been going on, no one has been able to say, 'x reaction cannot happen therefore abiogenesis is impossible'.
There's a fair bit of research indicating that comets have a high level of organic compounds and it very well might be that a comet strike dumped a couple of tons of concentrated organic chemicals which got life on Earth really cooking. We will never know how it happened.
The fact that we can know it is possible and that it did happen and there is nothing (so far) that requires divine intervention is enough.
Ah HA! I say Ah HA!
You could also see my Short Outline of the Origin of Life because it is short.
It is also in need of updating.
Just a quick question, before I get into this topic on the front line.
I'm damn sure that in the end they will say something along the lines of: Well if you know all the ingredients and you know all the conditions why not recreate it in a lab. make a life form without using existing dna or pieces from living things.
"Cows who know a moose when they see one will do infinitely better than a cow that pairs with a moose because they cannot see the difference either." Gary Gaulin