Bringing famous scientists back to life and listening to them talking about God and science
For Louis Pasteur, I used free invented text ( see below). The others are 1:1 quotes
I am Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist renowned for my discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization, the latter of which was named after me. The American Chemical Society polled experts some time ago to identify the most beautiful experiment in the history of chemistry, they responded by giving the highest ranking to my separation of mirror-image molecular forms of tartaric acid, conducted just a year after I gained my doctorate at the Ecole Normale in Paris, in 1845. My experiments paved the way to the discipline of microbiology, as well as the way to the discovery, at the end of the nineteenth century, of nature’s molecular catalysts: enzymes, the key agents of biochemistry. Living organisms make precise distinctions between chiral molecules. In all living systems, homochirality is produced and maintained by enzymes, which are themselves composed of homochiral amino acids that are specified through homochiral ribose, which is the backbone of DNA and produced via homochiral messenger RNA, homochiral ribosomal RNA, and homochiral transfer RNA. No one has ever found a plausible abiotic explanation for how life could have become exclusively homochiral. in life, the homochirality of amino acids, for example, is synthesized and achieved by specialized enzymes, called aminotransferase, which turn amino acids left-handed homochiral. In nature, however, they exist in racemic, mixed form, left, and right-handed. That is a major, unsolved abiogenesis problem, and has persistet since I discovered homochirality, over 170 years ago. I believe that life only comes from life. Little science takes you away from God but more of it takes you to Him.
Pasteur’s Crystals and the Beauty of Simplicity
Homochirality, a unresolved issue
Charles Darwin quotes on God & religious beliefs
The apostle Pauls’s image is based on paintings in the catacombs in Rome:
Based on these paintings, the Landeskriminalamt of North Rhine-Westphalia reconstructed the apostle Pauls’s face.
Working Gears in Plant-Hopping Insect – by evolution, or design?