Dogma? Defying dogma? “Bizarre”? These bacteria are just going about their usual business, unconscious of the dogmas some have chosen to promulgate about them. They were never obliged by any power in this world or any other to do only what the dogmatists insist they do.
At Phys.org: Alpine lake bacteria deploy two light-harvesting systems
Christopher Packham writes: Though humans, along with other vertebrate and invertebrate organisms, don’t photosynthesize, we’re definitely the downstream beneficiaries of the life forms that do. Phototrophic organisms at the bottom of the food chain convert abundant sunlight into the energy that ultimately powers all other life. The two metabolic systems for harvesting light energy are fundamentally different. Read More…
At Live Science: Massive tentacled microbe may be direct ancestor of all complex life
Nicoletta Lanese writes: Ancient microbes whose existence predates the rise of nucleus-carrying cells on Earth may hold the secrets to how such complex cells first came to be. Now, for the first time, scientists have grown a large enough quantity of these microbes in the lab to study their internal structure in detail, Science reported. Researchers Read More…
At Phys.org: Chemists create an ‘artificial photosynthesis’ system ten times more efficient than existing systems
“In nature, photosynthesis is performed by several very complex assemblies of proteins and pigments.”
Researchers have not been able to approach the efficiency of the natural process with artificial photosynthesis.
At The Scientist: The Long and Winding Road to Eukaryotic Cells
“Despite recent advances in the study of eukaryogenesis, much remains unresolved about the origin and evolution of the most complex domain of life.”
At SciTech Daily: Artificial Cells With Lifelike Functionality – New Breakthrough Brings Scientists One Step Closer
“The study uses bacteria to bring scientists closer to building these artificial lifelike cells.”
At SciTech Daily: Scientists Solve an Origin of Life Mystery
So many steps in this imagined process are mediated against by the known laws of physics, that to suggest it happened naturally is to depart from scientific credibility.
Evolution and Imagination
Does the committed evolutionist unconsciously impute their imagination into the supposed biological outworkings of the laws of nature?
At Mind Matters News: One-celled life form uses early “computer” to stand in for brain
The researchers suspect that other single-celled life forms also use something roughly like early computing methods as an alternative to a brain.
At Phys.org: The thinking undead: How dormant bacteria calculate their return to life
This fascinating research presents yet another remarkable example of biochemical complexity with a functionality dependent upon environmental sensing, signal evaluation, operational feedback, managing stored resources, and survivability–all within a supposedly inert “spore.” I’ll call that evidence of intelligent design.
At Science Daily: Pioneering research using bacteria brings scientists a step closer to creating artificial cells with lifelike functionality
The interpretation of the research effort is that researchers can’t get life from non-life, so they try getting life from life.
Evolution News reports on The Electric Cell: More Synergy with Physics Found in Cellular Coding
The significant takeaway is that new research is discovering profound layers of complexity in cellular function that confounds the assumption of unguided interatomic forces as responsible for life.
Yockey reminds us on code use in Protein Synthesis
There is need to correct for record, given attempts to dismiss. Note, Yockey’s diagram: Where, we can observe on tRNA structure and action: The presence of a universal, CCA tool-tip means, chemically, any tRNA could bind the COOH end of any AA, where basic AA structure is: Given hyperskeptical objections, we need to emphasise that Read More…
At Phys.org: Discovery of new types of microfossils may answer age-old scientific question
“Scientists have long pondered how and when the evolution of prokaryotes to eukaryotes occurred. A collaborative research team from Tohoku University and the University of Tokyo may have provided some answers after discovering new types of microfossils dating 1.9 billion years.”
At Science Daily: New research on the emergence of the first complex cells challenges orthodoxy
Researchers: “A new study challenges a popular scenario put forward to explain the arrival of the first eukaryotic organisms.”