I welcome Matspirit to these pages, because he gives us a never ending supply of materialist error to discuss. In his latest he addresses the origin of life debate. He says that all materialists have to do is make wildly implausible evidence-free assertions about OOL, and unless ID proponents can affirmatively disprove those wildly implausible evidence-free assertions, the materialists win the debate. Gpuccio shoots this lunacy down: Matspirit:
Prove that the DNA/RNA system we see today is the only one that ever existed. Prove that a simpler system didn’t exist long before and evolve the start of our present system.
No. The system we see today is a fact, because we can observe it. It is the only system we can observe which can do what it does. If you try to explain its origin by stating that simpler systems existed in the past, it’s your burden to support that hypothesis by reasonable facts and inferences. We have no reason to “prove” that your unsubstantiated assumptions are wrong. They are unsubstantiated, and that’s enough to dismiss them, unless and until you substantiate them. Again, you must prove, or at least reasonably support (nothing is ever proved in empirical sciences) your hypothesis. This is basic epistemology. How can you discuss science, if you betray the basics of scientific thought with each new statement of yours?